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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Calamagrostis Adans.
      1. Calamagrostis minor (Benth.) J.M.Black

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; slender; 8-45 cm long; 3 -noded. Culm-nodes glabrous. Leaf-sheaths scaberulous. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1-2 mm long; erose; truncate. Leaf-blades flat, or involute; 2-15 cm long; 1-2 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; oblong; 1-3.5 cm long; 0.5-0.9 cm wide. Primary panicle branches appressed. Panicle axis with lower internodes 0.4-0.8 cm long. Panicle branches scabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels scabrous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scabrous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface asperulous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 1.3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 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 mm long; membranous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface scaberulous. Lemma apex dentate; 4 -fid; truncate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; arising 0.5 way up back of lemma; geniculate; 4-5 mm long overall; with twisted column. Palea keels scaberulous; adorned above.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2. Anthers 3; 0.5-0.8 mm long. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum punctiform. Disseminule comprising a floret.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Aveneae. Vickery 1994.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Calamagrostis minor (Benth.) J.M.Black appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Stuart, C. [s.n.], Queensland K000838408 Unknown type material
    Mueller, F.J.H.von [s.n.], Victoria K000838409

    Bibliography

    First published in Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. South Australia 43: 27 (1919)

    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.
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    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