1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Dichelachne Endl.
      1. Dichelachne robusta B.K.Simon

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. New South Wales to E. Victoria.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 100-170 cm long. Lateral branches lacking. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 4-5 mm long. Leaf-blades 15-30 cm long; 2-5(-8) mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 25-30 cm long; 5-16 cm wide. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 4.5-5.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus brief; 0.4 mm long; pilose. Floret callus hairs 0.8-1.8 mm long.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 4.5-5.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus brief; 0.4 mm long; pilose. Floret callus hairs 0.8-1.8 mm long.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 3.5-4 mm long; 0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; keeled above; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 4.5-5.5 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; keeled above; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 4-5 mm long; cartilaginous; keeled; lightly keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; geniculate; 10-13 mm long overall; with a straight or slightly twisted column. Palea 4.4-4.6 mm long.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1.5-2 mm long.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Aveneae. Fl Australia 2010.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Victoria

    Dichelachne robusta B.K.Simon appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Australia 44A: 386 (2009)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2019). World Checklist of Vascular Plants (WCVP 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

    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