A. Camus, Rev. Bot. Appl. 1:289 (1921).
Synonymy: Andropogon ambiguus Steudel, Syn. Pl. glum. 1:385 (1854); C. exaltatus sensu J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 62 (1943), non (R. Br.) Domin.
Common name: Scented grass, scented oilgrass. (Lazarides (1970) The grasses of Central Australia, pl. 27a.)
A handsome scented grass, 30 cm to 2 m high; leaf blades filiform, with long narrow points; ligule long, glabrous; nodes glabrous.
Racemes twin or rarely 3 together, emerging from a sheathing bract about as long as them, 2-2.5 cm long, densely silky-villous owing to the long hairs arising from the pedicels and articles of the rhachis, erect or the lower ones sometimes spreading, forming together a narrow panicle; first glume of fertile spikelet glabrous, acute, c. 5 mm long, 3-5-nerved between the keels, second glume also glabrous, prominently 1-keeled; awn slender, c. 1.5 cm long.
S.Aust.: NW, LE, NU, GT, FR, EA, EP, NL, MU, SL, SE. All mainland States except Vic.
Flowering time: throughout the year.
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Not usually grazed.
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