Lachnagrostis adamsonii adamsonii (Vickery) S.W.L.Jacobs (1941?)

Adamson’s blowngrass



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Agrostis adamsonii (Vickery) S.W.L.Jacobs (1941?)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1853

Rediscovered in 1987 or later



Victoria, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Brown, Austin J. (2013). Delimitation, diversification and adaptation in Lachnagrostis. PhD thesis, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Adelaide, South Australia.

Brown, Austin J. (2015). Subspeciation in Lachnagrostis adamsonii (Poaceae). Muelleria 34: 15-21.

DEECA [Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action]. (2023). Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 Threatened List: June 2023. Published report by The State of Victoria Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action, Melbourne, Victoria.

Hnatiuk, R.J. (1990). Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series 11: 1-650.

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Supplementary Dataset 1]

James, E. A. and Brown, A. J. (2000). Morphological and genetic variation in the endangered Victorian endemic grass Agrostis adamsonii Vickery (Poaceae). Australian Journal of Botany 48(3): 383-395. [Abstract]

Murphy, A. (2010). National Recovery Plan for Adamson’s Blowngrass Lachnagrostis adamsonii. Victorian Government Department of Sustainability and Environment: Melbourne.

Vickery, J. W. (1941). A revision of the Australian Agrostis Linn. Contributions from the New South Wales Herbarium 1: 101-119.


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