1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Calamagrostis Adans.
      1. Calamagrostis linifolia Govaerts

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. New South Wales.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Butt sheaths green, or purple. Culms erect; 30-70 cm long; 4 -noded. Culm-internodes distally glabrous. Culm-nodes glabrous. Leaves mostly basal. Leaf-sheaths mostly shorter than adjacent culm internode; striately veined; scaberulous. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1-2 mm long; scaberulous on abaxial surface; truncate. Leaf-blades involute; 15-30 cm long; 1-2 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface ribbed; grooved adaxially and abaxially; scabrous; rough on both sides. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; linear; 2-9 cm long; 0.4-0.7 cm wide. Primary panicle branches appressed. Panicle axis with lower internodes 1-1.5 cm long; scabrous. Panicle branches scabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 0.5-2 mm long; scabrous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 4-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus glabrous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 4-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus glabrous.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; reaching apex of florets; similar to fertile lemma in texture; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 length of upper glume; chartaceous; mid-green, or purple; 1-keeled; 7 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scabrous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface asperulous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 4-5 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; mid-green, or purple; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scabrous. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume surface asperulous. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 4-5 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins distinct. Lemma surface scaberulous. Lemma apex entire, or dentate; 2 -fid; truncate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 1 mm long overall. Palea 1 length of lemma. Palea keels scaberulous. Rhachilla extension 0.2 mm long; glabrous.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2. Anthers 3; 2 mm long. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum punctiform. Disseminule comprising a floret.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Aveneae. Vickery 1997.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales

    Calamagrostis linifolia Govaerts appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in World Checkl. Seed Pl. 3(1): 10 (1999)

    Accepted by

    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0