Deyeuxia reflexa Vickery APNI*
Description: Erect, loosely tufted perennial to 1.2 m high.
Leaves with ligule membranous, obtuse, 2–3 mm long, somewhat laciniate; blade to 5 mm wide, grooved and scabrous.
Panicle large, effuse, laxly spreading and subnodding, 10–18 cm long, branches bare at the base, bearing few spikelets towards their ends. Spikelets 3–3.5 mm long, laterally compressed. Glumes gaping at maturity, 1-nerved, unequal; lower 2–3 mm long, upper 2.5–3.5 mm long. Lemma distinctly exceeding glumes, lanceolate, acute or minutely 2-toothed at apex, very finely but densely scaberulous, obscurely 5-nerved, with a dorsal awn placed a little below the apex; awn c. 2–2.5 mm long, exceeding the lemma, exserted, strongly reflexed, distinctly scaberulous; callus barbed with short hairs 0.2–0.8 mm long. Palea very slightly shorter than lemma.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in montane woodland; restricted to Dorrigo area.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & S. M. Hastings
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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