Mullerochloa K.M.Wong
  • Blumea 50: 434 (2005) 

Notes: Distribution: NE. Australia

General Description

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms scandent; 500-700 cm long; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several. Culm-sheath blade linear. Leaf-sheath auricles erect. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate. INFLORESCENCE Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in untidy tufts; with glumaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; leafless between clusters. FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 5-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; subterete; 5-7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. GLUMES Lower glume ovate. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate. Upper glume apex obtuse. FLORETS Fertile lemma ovate; without keel; 7 -veined. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped. FLOWER Lodicules 3; membranous. FRUIT Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. DISTRIBUTION Australasia.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Australasia Australia Queensland

 Information From

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
Clayton, W.D., Vorontsova, M.S., Harman, K.T. and Williamson, H. (2006 onwards). GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora. [accessed 24 January 2012; 14:30 GMT]
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World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
WCSP 2014. 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; Retrieved 2011 onwards
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