Tripogon loliiformis (F. Muell.)
C.E.Hubb. Bull. Misc. Inform. 448(1934).
(GPWG 2001) : Subfamily Chloridoideae. Cynodonteae.
Replacement Name: Festuca
loliiformis F. Muell., Fragm. 8: 128 (1873).
Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information: ST: Bowman s.n., Australia: Suttor's River
ST: Leichhardt s.n., Australia: ad Noreton's Bay ST: Leichhardt s.n.,
Australia: Charley's Creek ST: Bowman s.n., Australia: Walloon ST: Bowman
s.n., Australia: Gracemere ST: Bowman s.n., Herbert's Creek ST: O'Shanesy
s.n., Australia: Rockhampton ST: J. Drummond 976, Australia
(books and floras):  G.Bentham, Flora Australiensis 7 (618 as Diplachne
loliiformis),  C.A.Gardner, Flora of Western Australia 1 Gramineae
(205),  M.Lazarides in J.Jessop (ed)., Flora of Central Australia
(461),  D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of Australia,
 J.Jessop, G.R.M.Dashorst, F.M.James, Grasses of South Australia
(405),  S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Walley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New
South Wales (389).
C.A.Gardner, Flora of Western Australia 1 Gramineae (206, Pl.61),
 N.T.Burbidge. rev. S.W.L.Jacobs, Australian Grasses (263),  K.Mallet (ed.), Flora of
Australia 44B: Poaceae 3 (Fig. 73A-E),  J.Jessop,
G.R.M.Dashorst, F.M.James, Grasses of South Australia (404, Fig. 336),  S.W.L.Jacobs,
R.D.B.Whalley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South Wales, 4th edn
or perennial. Culms erect, 3.5–55 cm tall, 1–4 -noded. Mid-culm internodes
pubescent. Mid-culm nodes glabrous. Lateral branches simple. Leaves mostly
basal. Ligule a fringed membrane, a ciliate membrane, 0.1–2 mm long.
Leaf-blades flat or conduplicate or convolute, 1–7.5 cm long, 0.5–1.3 mm wide.
Leaf-blade surface glabrous or indumented.
Inflorescence solid or compound, a raceme, a panicle of racemes. Racemes 1,
erect, straight, 2–9.5(–17) cm long.
Spikelets sessile. Fertile spikelets many flowered, with at least 2 fertile
florets (5–18), comprising 5–18 fertile floret(s), with diminished florets at
the apex, linear or oblong, laterally compressed, 4–12(–22) mm long.
similar. Lower glume lanceolate or ovate, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 1
-nerved. Upper glume lanceolate or oblong or ovate, 2–3.5(–5.2) mm long, membranous,
keeled, 1-keeled, 1–3 -nerved.
Fertile lemma 1.9–3.5(–4.5) mm long, without keel, 3 -nerved. Lemma apex
dentate, mucronate. Median (principal) awn 0.6–1 mm long overall. Palea 2
-nerved. Anthers 2. Grain 1–2.2 mm long.
Distribution: Tropical Asia and Australasia.
Distribution: Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia,
Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria.
Giles, Helms, Fortescue, Ashburton, Carnarvon, Austin. Irwin, Avon, Coolgardie.
Northern Territory: Darwin & Gulf, Barkly Tableland, Central
Australia North, Central Australia South. South Australia:
North-western, Lake Eyre, Gairdner-Torrens Basin, Flinders Ranges, Eastern,
Eyre Peninsula, Murray. Queensland: Burke, Burnett, Cook, Darling Downs,
Gregory North, Leichhardt, Maranoa, Mitchell, Moreton, North Kennedy, Port
Curtis, South Kennedy, Warrego, Wide Bay, Gregory South. New South Wales:
Northern Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, North-Western Slopes, Central-Western
Slopes, South-Western Slopes, North-Western Plains, South-Western Plains, North
Far Western Plains. Victoria: East Gippsland, Grampians, Midlands,
Riverina, Volcanic Plain, Wimmera.
This species is termed a 'resurrection plant' as it is able to produce green
leaf from dry butts, and flowers and fruits in a very short time after rain.
Morphologically variable in inflorecence form
and spikelet arrangement; further work is required to determine if 2 species
Occurs in all mainland
states in Australia.; most common in Central and Eastern Australia, also in
Papua and New Guinea. In a variety of habitats: rocky slopes, plateaux and
outcrops of granite and sandstone in skeletal reddish soils with spinifex; on
plains in red sand or sandy to clayey loams in open Acacia woodlands
especially Mulga; depressions and creeklines on gibber plains with chenopods;
floodplains in red to brown clayey soils in open eucalypt woodland; rocky
slopes and outcrops of granite in pockets of sandy loam in eucalypt forest or Callitris
and eucalypt woodland with a grassy understorey.; flowers and fruits throughout