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Deyeuxia monticola (Roem. & Schult.) Vickery
Family Poaceae
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.

Flowering: spring–summer.

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.
AVH map***

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & S. M. Hastings
Taxon concept:

 Key to the varieties 
1Spikelets 4.5–6 mm long, greenish or with a slight purple tinge; leaves rolled and almost bristle-likevar. monticola
Spikelets 6–7 mm long, purplish; leaves only slightly inrolledvar. valida

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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