1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Calamagrostis Adans.
      1. Calamagrostis microseta (Vickery) Govaerts

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped loosely. Butt sheaths green, or purple. Culms erect; slender; 40-60 cm long; 3-4 -noded. Culm-internodes scaberulous. Culm-nodes glabrous. Leaf-sheaths scaberulous. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 3-4 mm long; pubescent on abaxial surface; lacerate; obtuse. Leaf-blades 5-20 cm long; 1.5-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acute, or acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open, or contracted; linear, or elliptic; 3-10 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed, or ascending; 2-3 -nate; sparsely divided; 0.5-2 cm long. Panicle axis with lower internodes 1-2.5 cm long. Panicle branches scabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 0.3-3 mm long; scabrous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 3.5-4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent, or pilose. Floret callus hairs 0.5-1.5 mm long.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 3.5-4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent, or pilose. Floret callus hairs 0.5-1.5 mm long.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; much thinner on margins; mid-green, or purple; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scaberulous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface asperulous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 3.5-4 mm long; 1.1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; with scarious margins; 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; 3-3.5 mm long; membranous; without keel; 3-5 -veined. Lemma surface scaberulous. Lemma apex truncate, or acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 0.5-1 mm long overall. Palea keels scaberulous; adorned above. Palea surface scaberulous. Rhachilla extension 0.7 mm long; pilose; with 1.5 mm long hairs.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2. Anthers 3; 1 mm long. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; 2 mm long. Hilum punctiform. Disseminule comprising a floret.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Aveneae. Vickery 1994.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Victoria

    Calamagrostis microseta (Vickery) Govaerts appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Vickery, J.W. [33], New South Wales K000838399 Unknown type material

    First published in World Checkl. Seed Pl. 3(1): 11 (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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Wilson, A. (ed.) (2009). Flora of Australia 44A: 1-410. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

    Sources

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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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