1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Agrostis L.
      1. Agrostis joyceae S.W.L.Jacobs

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual; caespitose; clumped loosely. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; slender; 20-40 cm long; 2 -noded. Culm-internodes striate. Leaves mostly basal. Leaf-sheaths loose. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 3.5 mm long; obtuse. Leaf-blades 1-1.5 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; pyramidal; nodding; 6-12 cm long. Panicle branches flexuous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels flexuous; 2.5-5 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 1.8-2.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 1.8-2.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 mm long, or 8-25 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; light green, or purple; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 1.8-2.5 mm long; 1.2-1.4 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; light green, or purple; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute, or acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 1.5-1.8 mm long; hyaline; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma apex truncate; muticous. Palea absent or minute.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 0.4-0.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Aveneae. Jacobs 2005.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Tasmania

    Agrostis joyceae S.W.L.Jacobs appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Telopea 9: 680 (2001 publ. 2002)

    Accepted by

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

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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