1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sylvipoa Soreng, L.J.Gillespie & S.W.L.Jacobs
      1. Sylvipoa queenslandica (C.E.Hubb.) Soreng, L.J.Gillespie & S.W.L.Jacobs

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped loosely. Rootstock evident. Cataphylls evident. Butt sheaths herbaceous. Basal innovations extravaginal. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 50-150 cm long; 5-9 -noded. Culm-internodes terete; smooth. Culm-nodes glabrous. Lateral branches lacking, or sparse. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths loose; striately veined; smooth; glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2-4 mm long; glabrous on abaxial surface; entire, or lacerate; truncate. Leaf-blades 20-40 cm long; 4-15 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth, or scaberulous; glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle smooth. Panicle open; ovate; 12-30 cm long; 8-16 cm wide. Primary panicle branches spreading; 5-8 -nate; 10-28 cm long. Panicle branches smooth, or scaberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 4-8 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate, or oblong; laterally compressed; 3-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes smooth. Floret callus glabrous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate, or oblong; laterally compressed; 3-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes smooth. Floret callus glabrous.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate, or ovate; 1.5-2 mm long; 0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1-3 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scaberulous. Lower glume lateral veins absent, or obscure. Lower glume apex obtuse, or acute. Upper glume ovate; 2-2.2 mm long; 0.66 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scaberulous. Upper glume apex obtuse, or acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; oblong in profile; 2.5-3 mm long; membranous; keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins prominent. Lemma surface scaberulous; rough on veins; pilose; hairy at base. Lemma apex obtuse, or acute. Palea 0.9 length of lemma. Palea keels scaberulous; adorned above. Palea surface scaberulous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3; 1-1.3 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; 1.8 mm long. Hilum punctiform.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Poeae. Vickery.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Queensland

    Introduced into:

    Victoria

    Sylvipoa queenslandica (C.E.Hubb.) Soreng, L.J.Gillespie & S.W.L.Jacobs appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Hubbard, C.E. [5783], Queensland Poa queenslandica K000633911

    First published in Austral. Syst. Bot. 22: 404 (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

    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