Austrochloris Lazarides
  • Austral. J. Bot., Suppl. Ser. 5: 33 (1972) 

Notes: Distribution: Queensland

General Description

HABIT Perennial. Culms erect; 50-100 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blade midrib evident. INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes paired, or digitate; unilateral. Rhachis angular. Spikelet packing 2 -rowed. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile. FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; dorsally compressed; 4.5-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; pubescent. GLUMES Glumes lower persistent, upper deciduous; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume linear; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute. FLORETS Fertile lemma ovate; dorsally compressed; coriaceous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma midvein pubescent. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex obtuse; awned; 1 -awned. Apical sterile florets 1 in number; barren; oblong. FLOWER Anthers 3. FRUIT Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; ellipsoid; dorsally compressed; biconvex. DISTRIBUTION Australasia.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Australasia Australia Queensland


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