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Austrostipa flavescens (Labill.) S.W.L.Jacobs & J.Everett
Family Poaceae
Austrostipa flavescens (Labill.) S.W.L.Jacobs & J.Everett APNI*

Synonyms: Stipa flavescens Labill. APNI*
Stipa hirsuta Hughes APNI*
Stipa scabra var. elatior Benth. APNI*

Description: Caespitose perennial to 1.2 m high, with conspicuously extravaginal shoots from a short rhizome.

Leaves with ligule firm and leathery, truncate, ciliate, 0.3–0.6 mm long; auricles thickened and spreading, with a tuft of hairs below; blade tightly rolled to expanded, to 7 mm wide, puberulous to glabrous or scaberulous, rarely hirsute basally, ribbed on upper surface.

Panicle exserted late in development, contracted to loosely spreading, usually dense, 10–40 cm long. Spikelets gaping, 9–16 mm long (excluding awn). Glumes unequal, acuminate. Lemma 5.5–9 mm long, granular, sparsely hairy, dark brown at maturity; coma 0.3–1.2 mm long; lobes 1 or 2, 0.1–0.5 mm long. Callus fine and straight, silky. Awn twice bent, 4–7 cm long. Palea to 0.7 mm shorter than the lemma.

Flowering: spring–summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath and on sandy soils in coastal areas; south from Nowra district.
NSW subdivisions: SC
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by SWL Jacobs and J Everett 1993 (as Stipa)
Taxon concept: Flora NSW vol 4 (1993)

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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