Oplismenus aemulus

Family Poaceae

Weak creeping, trailing perennial grass to 30 cm high, leaves less than 7 mm wide. Vegetative spread. Longevity 2 - 5 years.

Flowers: At any time of the year. Wind pollinated.

Fruit: Dry, one seeded, indehiscent.

Seed: Locally dispersed.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Moist woodland habitat.
  • Uncommon in woodland and restricted to moist gully at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • C3 cool season metabolism.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Oplismenus aemulus plant

Oplismenus aemulus flower