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This species is accepted, and its native range is New Guinea, SE. Australia, New Zealand, Ecuador to S. South America, Falkland Islands.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short. Basal innovations extravaginal. Culms erect; 50-100 cm long; 4-5 -noded. Culm-nodes glabrous. Lateral branches lacking. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 4-9 mm long; obtuse. Leaf-blades 15-45 cm long; 5-12 mm wide; stiff; aromatic. Leaf-blade surface ribbed (deeply); scaberulous; rough adaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; lanceolate; 10-20 cm long. Primary panicle branches 2 -nate; 5-10 cm long. Panicle branches capillary; pilose. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 1-7 mm long; ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 6-8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 6-8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet, or reaching apex of florets, or exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; shiny; gaping. Lower glume ovate; 5-8 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; hyaline; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse, or acute. Upper glume ovate; 5-8 mm long; 1.1-1.8 length of adjacent fertile lemma; hyaline; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse, or acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Basal sterile florets similar; male; with palea; attached to and deciduous with the fertile. Lemma of lower sterile floret elliptic; 6.5 mm long; 1.5 length of fertile lemma; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 5 -veined; scaberulous; ciliolate on margins; obtuse; awned. Awn of lower sterile floret dorsal. Fertile lemma ovate; 4.5 mm long; cartilaginous; shiny; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface pilose; hairy above. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex acute. Palea elliptic; 1 -veined; 1-keeled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2. Anthers 2 (bisexual), or 3 (male); 1.5-3.5 mm long. Stigmas plumose. Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
Distribution
Asia-tropical: Papuasia. Australasia: Australia and New Zealand. South America: western South America and southern South America. Antarctic: Subantarctic islands.
Reference
Aveneae. Fl NSW 1993.

Native to:

Argentina South, Bolivia, Chatham Is., Chile Central, Chile South, Ecuador, Falkland Is., New Guinea, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Peru, Tasmania, Victoria

Anthoxanthum redolens (Vahl) P.Royen appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lewis, R. [225], Falkland Is. K000299621
Chile Hierochloe redolens K000308357
Brown, R. [6164], Australia Hierochloe redolens K000808870
Brown, R. [s.n.], Australia Hierochloe redolens K000808871
Gunn, R.C. [337], Tasmania Hierochloe redolens K000808875
Gunn, R.C. [337/2], Tasmania Hierochloe redolens K000808877
Fraser, C. [s.n.], Tasmania Hierochloe redolens K000808874
Hohenacker, W.R.F. [1138], Chile Hierochloe redolens K000308356
Everett [s.n.], Tasmania Hierochloe redolens K000808876
Cunningham, A. [1], Tasmania Hierochloe redolens K000808872
Forster, J.G.A. [35], New Zealand Hierochloe redolens K000808866
Forster, J.G.A. [s.n.], New Zealand Hierochloe redolens K000808868
Forster, J.G.A. [s.n.], New Zealand Hierochloe redolens K000808867
Forster, J.G.A. [s.n.], New Zealand Hierochloe redolens K000808869
Labillardière, J.J.H. [s.n.], Australia Hierochloe redolens K000808873 Unknown type material
Mueller, F J.H.von [s.n.], Victoria Hierochloe redolens K000808878 Unknown type material
Mueller, F J.H.von [s.n.], Victoria Hierochloe redolens K000808879
Mueller, F J.H.von [s.n.], Victoria Hierochloe redolens K000808880

First published in Alpine Fl. New Guinea 2: 1185 (1979)

Not 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. [Cited as Hierochloe redolens.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Wilson, A. (ed.) (2009). Flora of Australia 44A: 1-410. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
  • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348.
  • Broughton, D.A. & McAdam, J.H. (2005). A checklist of the native vascular flora of the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas): New information on the species present, their ecology, status and distribution Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 132: 115-148.
  • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánez, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 75: i-viii, 1-1181.
  • Renvoize, S.A. (1998). Gramineas de Bolivia: 1-644. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Brako, L. & Zarucchi, J.L. (1993). Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Gymnosperms of Peru Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 45: i-xl, 1-1286.
  • Henty, E.E. (1969). A manual of the grasses of New Guinea: 1-215. Division of Botany, Dpt. of Forests, LAE, New Guinea.

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