Tussock-forming perennial, grass-like or herb, 0.45-2 m high, foliage resinous, panicle usually narrow and dense, lemma bi-textured with winged lobes. White-red sand, black gravelly sandy loam, sandstone, limestone. Coastal sand dunes, sand plains, rocky hills, near creek banks.
Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province.
IBRA Regions: Carnarvon, Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Gascoyne, Great Sandy Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Northern Kimberley, Ord Victoria Plain, Pilbara.
IBRA Subregions: Ashburton, Cape Range, Chichester, Fitzroy Trough, Fortescue, Hamersley, Hart, McLarty, Mitchell, Ord, Ord-Victoria Plains P1, Pentecost, Pindanland, Roebourne, Rudall, South Kimberley Interzone, Wooramel.
IMCRA Regions: Canning, Pilbara (nearshore), Pilbara (offshore), Zuytdorp.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Broome, Carnarvon, Derby-West Kimberley, East Pilbara, Exmouth, Halls Creek, Karratha, Meekatharra, Port Hedland, Wyndham-East Kimberley.