Austrostipa mollis

Common Name:

Supple Spear-grass



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Gippsland Highlands, Snowfields (ABCDEFGHJKMNPRSTVWXZ) also WA, SA, NSW, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Coastal heath 1

Flower Description:

Flowers without petals and surrounded by a scale/bract 1


Tufted perennial with culms to 1.2 m high 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The leaf blade is inrolled and to 30 cm long and 4 mm broad. The longest hair on the awn is at least 1 mm long 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria