Rytidosperma longifolium

1 Long-leaved Wallaby Grass at Red Hill Nature Reserve

Rytidosperma longifolium at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023
Rytidosperma longifolium at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023
Rytidosperma longifolium at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023
Rytidosperma longifolium at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023
Rytidosperma longifolium at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023
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Identification history

Rytidosperma longifolium 9 Feb 2024 Tapirlord
Rytidosperma sp. 8 Feb 2024 CarbonAI
Rytidosperma longifolium 8 Feb 2024 Tapirlord

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Significant sighting

Tapirlord noted:
9 Feb 2024

Uncommon in the ACT where it is known from 7 previous collections, this is a new recorded location.

User's notes

A single very large tussock, one of the most impressive in the genus I have seen to date. Culms around 80cm high, leaves to 35cm long and over 1cm wide. Leaf blade largely flat, channeled at the base. Panicle lanceolate in outline, opening out upon maturity. Lemma evenly covered in hairs, upper series of hairs particularly long. Lateral lobes exceed this upper series. Growing in a small pocket of dry forest under peppermints. I’m curious for the thoughts of others :)

4 comments

   9 Feb 2024
Nice one Ciaran
Tapirlord wrote:
   9 Feb 2024
Thanks Michael :). Should also add that the ID has been confirmed by Alan Bedggood
MattM wrote:
   9 Feb 2024
I will have to keep an eye out. I swear I occasionally see plants that would match this description but I have never paid close attention.
Tapirlord wrote:
   10 Feb 2024
Wouldn't be at all surprised, the Rytids are a complex bunch! To me this one stood out, I rarely see one this impressive

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Nearby sightings

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Psychidae (family) MATURE (Case Moth) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 4 Feb 2024 by LisaH
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Jan 2024 by LisaH
Chrysonoma fascialis (A concealer moth) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Jan 2024 by LisaH
Poa sieberiana var. sieberiana (Snowgrass) at GG139 - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Amyema miquelii (Box Mistletoe) at GG139 - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Eucalyptus polyanthemos subsp. polyanthemos (Red Box) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Oxalis perennans (Grassland Wood Sorrel) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Glycine clandestina (Twining Glycine) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Acacia dealbata subsp. dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Cheilanthes sieberi subsp. sieberi (Narrow Rock Fern) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Bossiaea buxifolia (Matted Bossiaea) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Einadia nutans subsp. nutans (Climbing Saltbush) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Eucalyptus dives (Broad-leaved Peppermint) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Lomandra filiformis subsp. filiformis (Wattle Matrush) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Rytidosperma caespitosum (Ringed Wallaby Grass) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Dichelachne crinita (Long-hair Plume Grass) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Bursaria spinosa subsp. lasiophylla (Australian Blackthorn) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Acacia mearnsii (Black Wattle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Anthosachne scabra (Common Wheat-grass) at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Juncus australis (Australian Rush) at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Aristida ramosa (Purple Wire Grass) at GG117 - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Grona varians (Slender Tick-Trefoil) at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 29 Dec 2023 by Tapirlord
Neorrhina punctata (Spotted flower chafer) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Dec 2023 by LisaH
Mordella sp. (genus) (Pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Dec 2023 by LisaH
Epamoebus ziczac (Zigzag flower weevil) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Dec 2023 by LisaH
Eleale sp. (genus) (Clerid beetle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Dec 2023 by LisaH
Syllitus rectus (Longhorn beetle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 23 Dec 2023 by LisaH
Eumeninae (subfamily) (Unidentified Potter wasp) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 23 Dec 2023 by LisaH
Eulechria electrodes (Yellow Eulechria Moth) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 23 Dec 2023 by LisaH
Eleale pulchra (Clerid beetle) at Red Hill to Yarralumla Creek - 15 Dec 2023 by LisaH
Nemophora panaeola (Adelidae) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Dec 2023 by LisaH
Hoshihananomia leucosticta (Pintail or Tumbling flower beetle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Dec 2023 by LisaH
Odontomyia hunteri (Soldier fly) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Dec 2023 by LisaH
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Deakin, ACT - 2 Oct 2023 by LisaH
Acacia dealbata subsp. dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Red Hill, ACT - 10 Sep 2023 by Tapirlord
Eucalyptus dives (Broad-leaved Peppermint) at Red Hill, ACT - 10 Sep 2023 by Tapirlord
Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Red Hill, ACT - 10 Sep 2023 by Tapirlord
Lomandra bracteata (Small Matrush) at Red Hill, ACT - 10 Sep 2023 by Tapirlord
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Deakin, ACT - 25 Aug 2023 by Tapirlord
Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Deakin, ACT - 25 Aug 2023 by Tapirlord
Apocrita (suborder) (Unidentified wasp) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Feb 2023 by LisaH
Nymphes myrmeleonoides (Blue eyes lacewing) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Feb 2023 by LisaH
Agrilus hypoleucus (Hypoleucus jewel beetle) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Feb 2023 by LisaH
Eucalyptus dives (Broad-leaved Peppermint) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Feb 2023 by Tapirlord
Leptorhynchos squamatus subsp. squamatus (Scaly Buttons) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Jan 2023 by LisaH
Anoplognathus montanus (Montane Christmas beetle) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Dec 2022 by LisaH
Austrolestes analis (Slender Ringtail) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Dec 2022 by LisaH
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Dec 2022 by LisaH
Arthropodium fimbriatum (Nodding Chocolate Lily) at Red Hill, ACT - 6 Dec 2022 by KL
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. albicans (Hoary Sunray) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Oct 2022 by KL
Glycine clandestina (Twining Glycine) at Deakin, ACT - 9 Oct 2022 by Tapirlord
Plantago varia (Native Plaintain) at Deakin, ACT - 9 Oct 2022 by Tapirlord
Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Red Hill, ACT - 9 Oct 2022 by KL
Braconidae (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Hughes, ACT - 3 May 2022 by LisaH
Tortricinae (subfamily) (A tortrix moth) at Deakin, ACT - 3 May 2022 by LisaH
Cardiaspina albitextura (White Lace Lerp) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Cassinia quinquefaria (Rosemary Cassinia) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Dysphania pumilio (Small Crumbweed) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Eucalyptus dives (Broad-leaved Peppermint) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (Mealybug ladybird) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Eucalyptus polyanthemos subsp. polyanthemos (Red Box) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Amyema miquelii (Box Mistletoe) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Hackelia suaveolens (Sweet Hounds Tongue) at Red Hill, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Euchiton sphaericus (Star Cudweed) at Red Hill, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Eryngium ovinum (Blue Devil) at Red Hill, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Juncus sp. (A Rush) at Red Hill, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Deakin, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by LisaH
Microvalgus sp. (genus) (Flower scarab) at Deakin, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by LisaH
Obrida fascialis (One banded longicorn) at Deakin, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by LisaH
Casbia pallens (Pale Casbia) at Deakin, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by LisaH
Lucilia sp. (genus) (A blowfly) at Deakin, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by LisaH
Goniaea opomaloides (Mimetic Gumleaf Grasshopper) at Deakin, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by LisaH
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Deakin, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by LisaH
Xanthagrion erythroneurum (Red & Blue Damsel) at Deakin, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by LisaH
Backobourkia sp. (genus) (An orb weaver) at Deakin, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by LisaH
Gminatus australis (Orange assassin bug) at Deakin, ACT - 19 Jan 2022 by LisaH
Paropsis variolosa (Variolosa leaf beetle) at Deakin, ACT - 19 Jan 2022 by LisaH
Plebs bradleyi (Enamelled spider) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Jan 2022 by LisaH
Trichophthalma punctata (Tangle-vein fly) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by LisaH
Neorrhina punctata (Spotted flower chafer) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by LisaH
Chalcididae (family) (Unidentified chalcid wasp) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by LisaH
Odontomyia hunteri (Soldier fly) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by LisaH
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Deakin, ACT - 31 Oct 2021 by LisaH
Bossiaea buxifolia (Matted Bossiaea) at Deakin, ACT - 27 Oct 2021 by LisaH
Swainsona sericea (Silky Swainson-Pea) at Red Hill, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by LisaH
Arthropodium minus (Small Vanilla Lily) at Red Hill, ACT - 23 Oct 2021 by kieranh
Juncus sp. (A Rush) at Hughes, ACT - 23 Sep 2021 by Tapirlord
Freesia leichtlinii subsp. leichtlinii x Freesia leichtlinii subsp. alba (Freesia) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Sep 2021 by Tapirlord
Solanum linearifolium (Kangaroo Apple) at Hughes, ACT - 16 Sep 2021 by KL
Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky Everlasting) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Sep 2021 by Tapirlord
Bossiaea buxifolia (Matted Bossiaea) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Sep 2021 by Tapirlord
Solanum linearifolium (Kangaroo Apple) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Sep 2021 by Tapirlord
Aedes sp. (genus) (Mosquito) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Sep 2021 by LisaH
Bulbine sp. at Hughes, ACT - 11 Sep 2021 by kieranh
Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Sep 2021 by LisaH

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