Perennial grass 20-50cm tall. Leaves with a hairy sheath at the base. Ligule a membrane with a fringe of hairs. Leaves to 13cm long, 1-5mm wide, flat, rolled, or the edges rolled inwards, hairy to hairless, the margins with short hairs. Spikelets 6-8mm long. Mature seed groups spreading. Seeds with one long awn. Rare SA. Presumed extinct Vic.
Description and photo (as Stipa tuckeri) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 146
PlantNET description with line drawings: http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Austrostipa~tuckeri
ausgrass2 description and line drawing: http://ausgrass2.myspecies.info/content/austrostipa-tuckeri