Eragrostis alveiformis M. Lazarides. Austral. Syst. Bot. 10: 96 (1997).
Classification. (GPWG 2001) : Subfamily
Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information: Australia:
Darling Downs Distr., Milmerran, 15 Mar 1931, C.E.
Hubbard 5854 (CANB; IT: BRI, K).
(books and floras):  D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of
 S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Walley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South
 K.Mallet (ed.), Flora of Australia 44B: Poaceae 3
(Fig. 70G-H),  S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Whalley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses
of New South Wales, 4th edn (248).
Perennial. Culms erect, 34–115 cm tall, 2–3 -noded. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on
surface or hairy. Ligule a fringe of hairs, 0.5 mm long. Leaf-blades flat or
involute or convolute, 12–25 cm long, 1–2.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface
scabrous, glabrous or indumented.
Inflorescence compound, a panicle. Panicle ovate, 11–47 cm long, 7–17 cm wide.
Spikelets pedicelled. Fertile spikelets many flowered, with at least 2 fertile
florets (12–33), comprising 12–33 fertile floret(s), with diminished florets at
the apex, lanceolate or ovate, laterally compressed, 6.5–15.5 mm long.
similar. Lower glume linear or ovate, cartilaginous, keeled, 1-keeled, 1
-nerved. Upper glume lanceolate or ovate, 1.3–2.2 mm long, cartilaginous,
keeled, 1-keeled, 1 -nerved.
Fertile lemma 2–2.6 mm long, keeled, 3 -nerved. Lemma apex muticous. Palea 2 -nerved. Anthers 3. Grain 0.8–1.2 mm
Distribution: Queensland, New South Wales.
Burnett, Darling Downs, Leichhardt, Maranoa, Mitchell, North Kennedy, Port
Curtis, South Kennedy, Warrego, Wide
South Wales: North
Tablelands, Central Tablelands, North-Western Slopes, Central-Western Slopes,
Distinguished from E. leptostachya by its concave (not furrowed)
caryopsis, eglandular pedicels, thickened panicle branches, acute spikelets,
and larger dimensions of the plant, panicle and spikelets.
occurs throughout central southern Qld. and into E N.S.W. Chiefly on brown
clays and loams under eucalypt forest; also on sandy soils, stony ridges,
grassland plains and in railway enclosures.; flowers all seasons; fruits all seasons.