1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Dryopoa Vickery
      1. Dryopoa dives (F.Muell.) Vickery

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 150-300 cm long; 3-10 mm diam.; 5 -noded. Culm-nodes glabrous. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 8-20 mm long; lacerate. Leaf-blades 10-50 cm long; 7-18 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough on both sides. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; pyramidal; 20-50 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; scabrous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 9 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 9 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; dissimilar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 3-3.5 mm long; 0.5-0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scabrous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume oblong; 4-7 mm long; 1-1.3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scabrous. Upper glume surface scabrous; rough on veins. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 4-5.5 mm long; chartaceous; keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins prominent. Lemma surface scabrous. Lemma apex erose; truncate. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3; 3 mm long. Ovary pubescent on apex.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; oblong. Hilum linear; 0.33 length of caryopsis.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Poeae. Vickery.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria

    Dryopoa dives (F.Muell.) Vickery appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1984 Mueller, F.J.H.von [s.n.] K000913370 isotype

    First published in Contr. New South Wales Natl. Herb. 3: 196 (1963)

    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.
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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