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Lobed Wallaby-grass - native (Rytidosperma auriculatum)

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Native. Perennial. C3.

Family. Poaceae (Grass family).

Alternative names: Danthonia auriculata, Austrodanthonia auriculata.


Lobed Wallaby-grass is not often recorded.

It resembles Hill Wallaby-grass, except for the lobes on the lemmas, and close examination is needed to separate the two grasses.

auriculatum: referring to the auricle (ear) at the sides of the lemma.

1: Lemma with side lobes visible. Underneath view, showing the palea 2: Branched flower cluster (a panicle). 3: A spikelet with the glumes removed.