Eragrostis longipedicellata B.K.
Simon. Austrobaileya 1: 465 (1982).
Classification. (GPWG 2001) : Subfamily Chloridoideae. Cynodonteae.
Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information: IT: S.T. Blake 14213, 16 May 1940, Australia: Queensland: Burnett: Proston (CANB, K, L).
(books and floras):  D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of
Perennial. Rhizomes present. Culms erect, stature slender to delicate, 30–80 cm
tall, 2–4 -noded. Mid-culm internodes pubescent. Lateral branches simple.
Leaves mostly basal. Ligule a fringe of hairs, 0.1–0.2 mm long. Leaf-blades
flexuous, filiform, involute, 5–10 cm long, 1 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface
Inflorescence compound, a panicle. Panicle ovate, 9–23 cm long, 3–9 cm wide.
Spikelets pedicelled. Fertile spikelets many flowered, with at least 2 fertile
florets (7–24), comprising 7–24 fertile floret(s), with diminished florets at
the apex, linear or lanceolate, laterally compressed, 4–12.5 mm long.
similar. Lower glume ovate, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 1 -nerved. Upper
glume ovate, 1–1.5 mm long, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 1 -nerved.
Fertile lemma 1.5–2 mm long, keeled, 3 -nerved. Lemma apex muticous. Lodicules
present. Anthers 3. Grain 0.6 mm long.
Burnett, Darling Downs, Leichhardt, Warrego,
Distinquishing characters include extremely slender habit; pilose or hispid
culms and leaves; minute ligule; open panicle with long-pedicelled spikelets,
and hispid or pilose peduncle and axis; rectangular, grooved or concave, curved
occurs in Qld from near Moranbah S to around Chinchilla. On red, stony and
grey, sandy soils.; flowers Dec.-Aug., but not recorded for Jan. or July;
fruits Dec.-Aug., but not recorded for Jan. or July.