Deyeuxia monticola (Roem. & Schult.) Vickery APNI*
Description: Erect tufted perennial to 0.7 m high.
Leaves with ligule membranous, obtuse, somewhat ciliate at the apex, 1–2 mm long; blade rolled, c. 1 mm wide, strongly retrorsely scabrous.
Panicle linear to linear-lanceolate, usually much contracted, sometimes interrupted at the base, 5–22 cm long. Spikelets 4.5–7 mm long, loosely imbricate, laterally compressed, occasionally a second floret developed. Glumes unequal, subacuminate, rather narrow, 1-nerved, strongly keeled. Lemma 3–6 mm long, lanceolate, 4-nerved above the middle, densely scaberulous, shorter than upper glume, very narrow-truncate and obscurely toothed at apex, bearing a dorsal awn attached below the middle; awn exceeding the lemma, exserted, twisted in the lower part; callus barbed with hairs 0.2–0.8 mm long. Palea shorter than lemma.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in woodland or grassland, often in wet and rocky places.
NSW subdivisions: SC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & S. M. Hastings
| ||Key to the varieties|| |
|1||Spikelets 4.5–6 mm long, greenish or with a slight purple tinge; leaves rolled and almost bristle-like||var. monticola|
|Spikelets 6–7 mm long, purplish; leaves only slightly inrolled||var. valida|
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