Deyeuxia acuminata Vickery APNI*
Description: Erect, loosely tufted perennial to c. 1 m high.
Leaves with ligule membranous, 4–8 mm long, usually truncate and laciniate; blade to 5 mm wide, deeply grooved on both surfaces, lower surface scaberulous, upper surface closely pubescent.
Panicle large, almost lanceolate, 20–40 cm long, laxly spreading, subnodding. Spikelets 5–5.5 mm long, not strongly laterally compressed, sublinear. Glumes not widely gaping, subacute, 1-nerved, slightly keeled, unequal; lower 2.5–3.5 mm long, upper 3–4 mm long. Lemma exceeding glumes by > 1 mm, narrow-lanceolate, narrow-truncate, closely and finely scaberulous, obscurely 5-nerved with a very short, straight dorsal awn attached just below the apex; awn 1–1.5 mm long, shortly exceeding the lemma. Palea subequal to lemma.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in woodland in hilly country.
NSW subdivisions: NT
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & S. M. Hastings
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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