Austrostipa S.W.L.Jacobs & J.Everett

Lemma glabrous or with a few scattered white hairs. Inflorescence branches whorled. Culms branching freely at the nodes
Lemma glabrous, dark coloured, c. 2 mm long; awn c. 3 cm long, strongly bent once. Panicle mostly c. 50 cm long, with whorled branches. Tufted perennial 1–2 m high. Leaf blades up to 10 mm wide. Widespread. Wet places. Fl. spring–summer. Stout Bamboo Grass Austrostipa ramosissima
Lemma with scattered fine white hairs, 2.5–4 mm long, pale coloured but darkening with maturity; awn 3–5 cm long, with 1 or 2 weak bends. Similar to S. ramosissima. Widespread. Slender Bamboo Grass Austrostipa verticillata