1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Entolasia Stapf
      1. Entolasia whiteana C.E.Hubb.

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Cataphylls evident. Rhizomes short. Butt sheaths pilose. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 20-80 cm long; wiry; 4-9 -noded. Culm-internodes distally glabrous, or hirsute; with tubercle-based hairs. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; involute; 1-10 cm long; 1-5 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade midrib indistinct. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or hirsute; with tubercle-based hairs. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate; hardened.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 2-9; borne along a central axis; erect; unilateral; 1-3 cm long; bearing 2-14 fertile spikelets on each; simple. Central inflorescence axis 2-10 cm long. Rhachis angular; scaberulous on margins. Spikelet packing adaxial; regular; 2 -rowed. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels linear; flattened; 0.6-1 mm long; pubescent.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; acute; 4-6 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; acute; 4-6 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1.8-2.8 mm long; 0.4-0.5 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume elliptic; 4-6 mm long; 1.1-1.3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; 1 length of spikelet; herbaceous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume surface smooth, or asperulous. Upper glume margins ciliolate. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; elliptic; 4-6 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; herbaceous; 5 -veined; smooth, or scaberulous; ciliolate on margins; obtuse. Fertile lemma elliptic; dorsally compressed; 3.5-4.6 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma surface pubescent; hairy all along. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea involute; coriaceous; 2 -veined. Palea surface pubescent.
    Flowers
    Anthers 1-1.3 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis oblong; 2.5-3 mm long.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Vickery.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Queensland

    Entolasia whiteana C.E.Hubb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Hubbard, C. E. [4079], Queensland K000674826 Unknown type material
    Hubbard, C. E. [4079], Queensland K000674827 Unknown type material
    Hubbard, C. E. [4079], Queensland K000674828 Unknown type material

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 34: t. 3338 (1937)

    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.

    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 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