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Rytidosperma tenuius
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Scientific classification
  • Austrodanthonia tenuior (Steud.) H.P.Linder
  • Danthonia tenuior (Steud.) Conert
  • Danthonia purpurascens Vickery

Rytidosperma tenuius, or purplish wallaby grass, is an Australian species of wallaby grass found in south eastern Australia, usually on clay or sandy soils in the drier eucalyptus woodlands. The grass may grow up to 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in) tall. The spikelets have a purple tinged margins when old. The specific epithet tenuius is derived from the Latin for thin.

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