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This species is accepted, and its native range is New Zealand South Island, Antipodean Islands.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose; clumped loosely. Culms 25-50 cm long; 3 -noded. Leaf-sheaths 4-20 cm long; glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 5 mm long; obtuse. Leaf-blades convolute; 7-30 cm long; 4-8 mm wide; coriaceous. Leaf-blade venation comprising 25 vascular bundles. Leaf-blade surface ribbed; with rectangular ribs; glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle; bracteate at branch bases (a few lower branches). Panicle open; elliptic; dense; nodding; 5-10 cm long. Primary panicle branches 2 -nate. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 2-5 mm long; puberulous to villous; hairy above.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 12-14 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 12-14 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; shiny. Lower glume ovate; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acute; mucronate. Upper glume ovate; 12-14 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute; mucronate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Basal sterile florets similar; male; with palea; attached to and deciduous with the fertile. Lemma of lower sterile floret oblong; 7 mm long; chartaceous; much thinner above; light brown; 1-keeled; pubescent on midvein; ciliate on margins; erose; obtuse; awned. Awn of lower sterile floret dorsal; arising 0.6 way up back of lemma; straight; 6 mm long. Lemma of upper sterile floret oblong; 1 length of lower sterile floret; chartaceous; pubescent on midvein; ciliate on margins; erose; obtuse; awned. Awn of upper sterile floret dorsal; arising 0.6 way up back of lemma; straight; 6 mm long. Fertile lemma ovate; 5 mm long; cartilaginous; without keel. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex pubescent; mucronate. Principal lemma awn subapical; 1 mm long overall. Palea elliptic; without keels.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Anthers 2 (bisexual), or 3 (male); 3 mm long. Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
Distribution
Australasia: New Zealand.
Reference
Aveneae. Zotov 1994.

Native to:

Antipodean Is., New Zealand South

Anthoxanthum brunonis (Hook.f.) ined. appears in other Kew resources:

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Edgar, E & Connor, H.E. (2010). Flora of New Zealand, ed. 2, 5: 1-650. R.E.Owen, Government Printer, Wellington.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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