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Deyeuxia contracta (F.Muell. ex Hook.f.) Vickery
Family Poaceae
Deyeuxia contracta (F.Muell. ex Hook.f.) Vickery APNI*

Description: Erect or ascending perennial to 0.9 m high.

Leaves with ligule membranous, 2–3 mm long, obtuse; blade 2–4 mm wide, scabrous.

Panicle contracted, linear to linear-lanceolate, erect or subnodding, 7–20 cm long, with short, clustered, 2–4-nate, very unequal branches. Spikelets 2.5–3 mm long. Glumes unequal, slightly keeled, 1-nerved, scarious towards the margins, acute, rather broad, somewhat gaping at time of fruiting. Lemma lanceolate, turgid, minutely but densely scaberulous, minutely awned just below the apex, equalling or slightly exceeding the upper glume, acutely truncate; callus barbed with short hairs 0.2–0.7 mm long. Palea equal to lemma, broad, 2-keeled.

Flowering: spring–summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in montane forests; south from the Budawang Ra.
NSW subdivisions: SC, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
AVH map***

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & S. M. Hastings
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)

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