GrassAustrostipa densiflora

Foxtail Speargrass at Bournda, NSW

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Austrostipa densiflora at Bournda, NSW - 4 Nov 2016
Austrostipa densiflora at Bournda, NSW - 4 Nov 2016
Austrostipa densiflora at Bournda, NSW - 4 Nov 2016
Austrostipa densiflora at Bournda, NSW - 4 Nov 2016
Austrostipa densiflora at Bournda, NSW - 4 Nov 2016
Austrostipa densiflora at Bournda, NSW - 4 Nov 2016
Austrostipa densiflora at Bournda, NSW - 4 Nov 2016
Austrostipa densiflora at Bournda, NSW - 4 Nov 2016
Austrostipa densiflora at Bournda, NSW - 4 Nov 2016

Identification history

Grass Austrostipa densiflora 19 Nov 2016 BettyDonWoodUltra Reporter - BettyDonWood has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - BettyDonWood joined us in 2014!
Grass Austrostipa densiflora 19 Nov 2016 JackieMilesUltra Reporter - JackieMiles has reported over 500 sightings!
Unidentified 4 Nov 2016 SteveBurrowsSignificant Sighting - SteveBurrows has made a recognised, significant sighting!Ultra Reporter - SteveBurrows has reported over 500 sightings!

8 comments

   5 Nov 2016
This is going to be an Austrostipa (swollen white nodes, blue-ish leaf underside, long awns), but it won't be clear which one until the seed is ripe. We'd then need a close up shot of the seed showing whether the awn is kinked or curved, short, long or non-hairy.
   5 Nov 2016
Ok, I will keep an eye on it.
   16 Nov 2016
I have added a picture of the seed
   16 Nov 2016
I'm guessing A. mollis - do the hairs appear to spiral around the awn or are they evenly distributed around it? Can't quite make it out in the photo
   16 Nov 2016
If the image I just added doesn't help I will get another photograph next time I am there
   16 Nov 2016
Nope, too confusing with the shadow of the hairs behind the actual hairs. Maybe try a black background? and take note yourself of whether the long hairs on the awn appear to spiral or not. Thanks.
   18 Nov 2016
Added another image, the hairs on the awn are not spiralling
   19 Nov 2016
OK, so I think it is Austrostipa densiflora, which is allowed to have the leaf blade to 4.5mm wide and "weakly rolled" - other similar spp like mollis are tightly rolled, so densiflora looks closest (and I have seen it down here before). The awn looks curved rather than twice bent, but if you follow that lead in the key you get to things that only grow out west.

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Deinopus sp. at Bournda, NSW - 25 Jan 2016
Brunoniella pumilio at Bournda, NSW - 14 Jan 2016
Argiope keyserlingi at Bournda, NSW - 13 Jan 2016
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Tisiphone abeona at Bournda, NSW - 24 Nov 2015
Hypocysta metirius at Bournda, NSW - 24 Nov 2015
Mesodina halyzia at Bournda, NSW - 24 Nov 2015

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