Deyeuxia scaberula Vickery APNI*
Description: Erect, rather slender perennial to 0.9 m high.
Leaves with ligule membranous, truncate, laciniate, 2–3 mm long; blade 1.5–5 mm wide, scabrous to pubescent.
Panicle 12–25 cm long, laxly spreading or somewhat contracted, with clustered, 3–6-nate branches. Spikelets fairly numerous, c. 3–3.5 mm long, laterally compressed. Glumes widely gaping at maturity, slightly unequal, acute, 1-nerved, keeled. Lemma slightly shorter than glumes, lanceolate, finely but densely scaberulous, obtuse or minutely 2-fid at the apex, obscurely 5-nerved, with a minute dorsal awn immediately below the apex; awn not or scarcely exceeding the lemma; callus barbed with a few fine hairs 0.2–0.5 mm long. Palea subequal to lemma, narrow-truncate at the apex, rather narrow, 2-keeled, minutely scaberulous on the keels in the upper part.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in rocky habitats in montane forest; south from Lithgow.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & S. M. Hastings
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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