1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Eragrostis Wolf
      1. Eragrostis dielsii Pilg.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Australia.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; short-lived; caespitose. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 7-30 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 4-8 cm long; 1-2 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open, or contracted; linear, or lanceolate, or elliptic; equilateral, or secund; 2-10 cm long; 1-1.5 cm wide; gathered into fascicles. Primary panicle branches distant; 1 -nate; indistinct the panicle almost racemose, or simple; 0-3 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 9-81 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; straight, or curved; laterally compressed, or subterete; compressed slightly; 15-25 mm long; 1-1.5 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; rhachilla persistent; retaining paleas.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 9-81 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; straight, or curved; laterally compressed, or subterete; compressed slightly; 15-25 mm long; 1-1.5 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; rhachilla persistent; retaining paleas.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume oblong; 1.5 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume oblong; 1.5 mm long; 0.66-0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 2-2.5 mm long; membranous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma lateral veins prominent; midway between midvein and margin. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; cuneate; fleshy.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; dorsally compressed.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia. Pacific: north-central.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Gr C Austral 1994.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

    Introduced into:

    Belgium, Great Britain, Hawaii, Switzerland

    Eragrostis dielsii Pilg. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 1, 1981 Drummond [149], Australia K000643544
    Aug 1, 1981 Drummond [975], Australia K000643545
    Aug 1, 1981 Drummond [974], Australia K000643546 syntype
    Aug 1, 1981 Drummond [149], Australia K000643547
    Aug 1, 1981 Giles [s.n.], Australia K000643551 syntype
    Aug 1, 1981 Andrews [s70], Australia K000643541 holotype
    Aug 1, 1981 s.coll. [165], Australia K000643549 syntype
    Aug 1, 1981 Dallachy [s.n.], New South Wales K000643540 syntype
    Aug 1, 1981 Koch, M. [289], Australia K000643548 syntype
    Aug 1, 1981 Pritzel, E. [[819]], Australia K000643552 isotype
    Aug 1, 1981 Dempster [s.n.], Australia K000643542 syntype
    Aug 1, 1981 Wheeler [s.n.], Australia K000643550 syntype
    Andrews [194], Australia K000643543

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 35: 76 (1904)

    Accepted by

    • Clayton, W.D. & Snow, N. (2010). A key to Pacific Grasses: 1-107. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Mallett, K. (ed.) (2005). Flora of Australia 44B: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Clayton, W.D. & Snow, N. (2010). A key to Pacific Grasses: 1-107. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Mallett, K. (ed.) (2005). Flora of Australia 44B: 1-486. 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 2018. 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 2018. 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