Dichelachne crinita

Common name: 

Long-hair Plume Grass

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Snowfields, Gippsland Highlands (BCDEGHJKLMNPQRSTUVWXZ) all States except NT

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

In open, cleared areas in grasslands to woodlands1

Flower description:

Flowers without petals and surrounded by a scale/bract2


Tufted perennial grass with culms to 1 m high2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The lemma is split into two lobes at the apex, the awn is inserted at least 1.2 mm from the lemma apex, the lemma is smooth2

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Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust (October, 2014). PlantNET - The Plant Information Network System of The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney, Australia. http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria