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Velvet Wallaby-grass - native (Rytidosperma pilosum)

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Native. Perennial. C3.

Family. Poaceae (Grass family).

Alternative names: Danthonia pilosa, Austrodanthonia pilosa.


The palea is about the same length as, or slightly longer than the palea body (to the base of the awn). The flower cluster is usually dense and egg-shaped. The callus (the lemma base) is no longer than 1mm. Common grassland and bushland grass.

The missing hair-tufts and the stout awn base are distinctive.

pilus: a hair; osa abundance.

1: Lemma. 2: Flower cluster. 3: Flower cluster on a long stalk. Irishtown.