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

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped loosely. Rhizomes absent, or short. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; slender; 40-80 cm long; 4 -noded. Leaf-sheaths smooth, or scaberulous. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2-5 mm long; erose. Leaf-blades flat, or involute; 1.5-4 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface ribbed; grooved adaxially. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; lanceolate, or ovate; 10-35 cm long; with spikelets clustered towards branch tips. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 1.8-2 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 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; 1.8-2 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; purple; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 1.8-2 mm long; 1-1.4 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; purple; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute, or acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 1.25-2 mm long; hyaline; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma apex emarginate, or truncate; muticous. Palea absent or minute.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 0.3-0.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Aveneae. Jacobs 2005.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 10, 1938 Mueller, F J.H.von [s.n.], Australia K000838283
    Vickery, J.W. [408], Victoria K000838282 Unknown type material

    First published in Telopea 9: 681 (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

    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 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