Paraneurachne S.T.Blake
  • Contr. Queensland Herb. 13: 20 (1972) 

Notes: Distribution: Australia

General Description

HABIT Perennial. Stolons present. Culms erect; 30-45 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle spiciform. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels cuneate; tip oblique. FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; 7.4-12 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus bearded. GLUMES Glumes exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; membranous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins ribbed. Lower glume apex acuminate; awned. Upper glume ovate; coriaceous; without keels; 11-13 -veined. Upper glume surface pubescent. Upper glume apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. FLORETS Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret ovate; coriaceous; 7 -veined; ribbed; acute. Fertile lemma ovate; cartilaginous; much thinner above; without keel; 5-7 -veined. Lemma apex rostrate. Palea 1 length of lemma; cartilaginous; 2 -veined. FLOWER Lodicules 2; fleshy. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2. FRUIT Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; obovoid; dorsally compressed. Embryo 0.5 length of caryopsis. Hilum punctiform. DISTRIBUTION Australasia.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Australasia Australia Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Western Australia


  • 1 Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update. Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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