Common name: Conetop Nineawn
Enneapogon lindleyanus (Domin) C.E.Hubb. APNI*
Description: Tufted perennial to 0.5 m high; culms many-noded, hirsute, often strongly branched from the lower or upper nodes, not disarticulating.
Leaves with blade usually involute, 2–3 mm wide, antrorsely and sparsely retrorsely scabrous.
Panicle capitate, 0.5–2.5 cm long, 0.5–1 cm wide (including awns); axillary inflorescences absent. Spikelets 3–5-flowered, 1 fertile. Glumes 2–4 mm long, usually 5-nerved, truncate, erose and ciliate at apex, muticous or mucronate, pilose or glabrous. Body of basal lemma 1.6–2.6 mm long, nerves strongly ribbed; awns 1–3 mm long; plumose for most of their length. Palea membranous. Lemma of second floret glabrous and smooth.
Flowering: in response to rain.
Distribution and occurrence: Usually grows on loamy or sandy soils.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, SWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & S. M. Hastings
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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