Nangetty Grass  |  

Glyceria drummondii

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

Glyceria drummondii, Family Poaceae, also known as Nangetty Grass, is an erect, hairless grass with creeping stems that root at the nodes. Leaves are flat, rough on the upper surface and have an oblong ligule. Flowers are narrow, and form a loose cluster with stiff branches. Each branch bears one to four spikelets. The internodes between the flowering glume (bract at the base of the grass spikelet) are up 1 mm long and the upper glume is up to 2.5 mm long. The lemmas (outer bracts) taper upwards and the paleae (bracts enclosing the flower) have rough keels to 9 mm long. Flowering occurs from September to October (Brown et al., 1998; Patrick, 2001; DEC, 2008).

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Glyceria drummondii

    The main potential threat to Nangetty Grass includes inappropriate fire regimes.