Rytidosperma caespitosum

Common name: 

Bristly Wallaby-grass

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions (ABCDEFGHJKLMNPQRSTVWXZ) also WA, SA, NSW, Tas

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

Heaths and open woodlands, forests north of Darby Saddle1

Flower description:

Flowers without petals and surrounded by a scale/bract1

Habit:

Tufted perennial grass with culms to 90 cm1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is similar to Rytidosperma setaceum however R. caespitosum has broader leaves (3 mm wide, not 1 mm wide) and a larger lemma2

Images:
Image of Rytidosperma caespitosum
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
2 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.