Deyeuxia crassiuscula Vickery APNI*
Description: Erect or ascending perennial to 0.6 m high.
Leaves with ligule membranous, truncate, laciniate, minutely ciliate at the apex, 1–2 mm long, scaberulous to pubescent; blade 2–6 mm wide, rigid, smooth or minutely scaberulous.
Panicle dense, narrow-lanceolate to subcylindrical, slightly lobed, 2.5–10 cm long, with spikelets on short, appressed, clustered branches. Spikelets 3–4 mm long, rather turgid. Glumes not widely gaping, rather broad, subequal or unequal, 1-nerved, keeled. Lemma subequal to glumes, lanceolate, finely but densely scaberulous, 5-nerved below the middle, acute or narrow-truncate, with a dorsal awn attached above the middle; awn 0.5–2 mm long, straight, shortly exceeding the lemma; callus barbed with hairs 0.5–1.4 mm long. Palea subequal to or slightly shorter than lemma.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in rocky damp areas at high altitude; south from the Brindabella Ra. ST; Vic.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & S. M. Hastings
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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