Feldmark Grass (Rytidosperma pumilum)

2018-19 survey

Feldmark Grass (Rytidosperma pumilum) is a threatened grass confined to the alpine area of Kosciuszko National Park, NSW.

Date
23 July 2019
Publisher
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Type
Publication, Survey
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-925974-48-5
  • ID EES20190308
  • File PDF 10.9MB
  • Pages 23
  • Name feldmark-grass-rytidosperma-pumilum-2018-19-survey-190308.pdf

Feldmark Grass leaves grow to about three centimetres high and its flowering stems are about seven centimetres high. It is found in an area 2 km x 1 km between Mount Lee and Mount Clarke in feldmark vegetation, which is characterised by a sparse cover of short vegetation, shallow soils and a high cover of fractured rock.

Based on the results of this survey, it is recommended that additional potential habitat be surveyed in 2019–20 and monitoring be established to investigate the long-term stability of the known populations.