Poaceae Barnhart
Perotis rara R.Br. , legitimate, scientific
Brown, R. (27 March 1810), Prodromus florae Novae Hollandiae et insulae Van-Diemen, exhibens characteres plantarum quas annis 1802-1805: 172 [tax. nov.]
  • Type: (T.) v.v.
Nees von Esenbeck, C.G.D. (1828), Sieber's Agrostothek. Flora: oder Allgemeine Botanischer Zeitung 11: 301 [basionym]
basionym of: Diplachyrium rarum (R.Br.) Nees nom. illeg.
Bailey, F.M. (1877), Inquiry for seeds of grasses and other fodder plants with a list of the grasses of Queensland: 18 [secondary reference]
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1882), Systematic Census of Australian Plants: 131 [secondary reference]
Bailey, F.M. (1888), A few Queensland grasses: 24 [secondary reference]
common name: Comet Grass [n/a]
Turner, F. (1890), A Census of the Grasses of New South Wales, together with a popular description of each species: 38 [secondary reference]
common name: Comet grass [n/a]
Bailey, F.M. (1913), Comprehensive Catalogue of Queensland Plants: 616 [secondary reference]
common name: Comet River Grass [n/a]
Domin, K. (1915), Beitrage zur Flora und Pflanzengeographie Australiens. Bibliotheca Botanica 20(85): 284-285 [secondary reference]
Black, J.M. (1922), Cyatheaceae - Orchidaceae. Flora of South Australia 1: 57 [secondary reference]
Gardner, C.A. (1930), Part I. Pteridophyta-Proteaceae. Enumeratio Plantarum Australiae Occidentalis: 6 [secondary reference]
Black, J.M. (1943), Flora of South Australia Edn. 2, 1: 66-67, Fig. 70 [secondary reference]
Gardner, C.A. (1952), Gramineae. Flora of Western Australia 1(1): 186 [secondary reference]
common name: Comet Grass [n/a]
Anonymous in Specht, R.L. & Mountford, C.P. (ed.) (August 1958), Plants collected by Dr H. Basedow on the Mackay Expedition in Arnhem Land, 1928. Records of the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land No. 3 Botany and Plant Ecology: 320 [secondary reference]
Specht, R.L. in Specht, R.L. & Mountford, C.P. (ed.) (August 1958), The Gymnospermae and Angiospermae collected on the Arnhem Land Expedition. Records of the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land No. 3 Botany and Plant Ecology: 199 [secondary reference]
Chippendale, G.M. & Murray, L.R. (1963), Poisonous Plants of the Northern Territory: 10, 30, Fig. 7 [secondary reference]
common name: Comet Grass [n/a]
Eichler, Hj. (1965), Supplement to J.M.Black's Flora of South Australia (Second Edition, 1943-1957): 43 [secondary reference]
Chippendale, G.M. (17 April 1972), Check List of Northern Territory Plants. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 96(4): 222 BHL [secondary reference]
Vickery, J.W. (1975), Gramineae. Flora of New South Wales, National Herbarium of New South Wales 19(2): 304-305 [secondary reference]
taxonomic synonym: Perotis rara var. euryphylla Domin legitimate taxonomic synonym: Perotis rara var. typica Domin nom. inval. common name: Comet Grass [n/a]
Cunningham, G.M., Mulham, W.E., Milthorpe, P.L. & Leigh, J.H. (1981), Plants of Western New South Wales: 130 [secondary reference]
common name: Pyramid Grass [n/a] common name: Comet Grass [n/a]
Jacobs, S.W.L. & Pickard, J. (1981), Plants of New South Wales: 50 [secondary reference]
Green, J.W. (1985), Census of the Vascular Plants of Western Australia Edn. 2: 36 [secondary reference]
Dunlop, C.R. (1987), Checklist of the Vascular Plants of the Northern Territory. Technical Report: Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory 26: 66 [secondary reference]
Ross, E.M. in Stanley, T.D. & Ross, E.M. (1989), Poaceae. Flora of South-eastern Queensland 3: 185, Fig. 29B [secondary reference]
common name: Comet Grass [n/a]
Lazarides, M., Quinn, F. & Palmer, J. in Wheeler, J.R. (ed.) (1992), Perotis. Flora of the Kimberley Region: 1204-1206, Fig. 341A [secondary reference]
common name: Comet grass [n/a]
Veldkamp, J.F. & Steenbergen, H. van (9 September 1992), Perotis Aiton (Gramineae) in Australia and south-east Asia. Austrobaileya 3(4): 612 [secondary reference]
  • Type: R.Brown (holo: BM; iso: NSW)
Jacobs, S.W.L. & Hastings, S.M. in Harden, G.J. (ed.) (1993), Poaceae p.p. Flora of New South Wales 4: 506 [secondary reference]
common name: Comet Grass [n/a]
Hyland, B.P.M., Gray, B. & Elick, R.W. in Cooper, W.E. & Cooper, W.T. (1994), Appendix I: Provisional Species List. Fruits of the Rainforest: 310 [secondary reference]
Kenneally, K.F., Edinger, D.C. & Willing, T. (1996), Broome and Beyond. Plants and people of the Dampier Peninsula, Kimberley, Western Australia: 222 [secondary reference]
common name: Comet Grass [n/a]
  • Vernacular: garawal (Bardi)
Nightingale, M.E. & Weiller, C.M. in Mallett, K. (ed.) (2005), Perotis. Flora of Australia 44B: 266, Plate 38, Fig, 40G-H APC [secondary reference]
nomenclatural synonym: Diplachyrium rarum (R.Br.) Nees nom. illeg. taxonomic synonym: Perotis rara var. euryphylla Domin legitimate common name: Comet Grass [n/a]
  • APC Dist.: WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW