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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Queensland.

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Morphology General Habit
Annual. Culms 20-40 cm long. Culm-nodes glabrous. Leaves distichous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades spreading; lanceolate; flat, or involute; 1.7-2.5 cm long; 1.7-2.3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins ciliate; hairy at base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Racemes 1; single; multilateral; 12-27 cm long. Spikelet packing distant; irregular. Spikelets spreading; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear, or lanceolate; subterete; 6-11 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus linear; 0.75-1.5 mm long; pubescent; base acute.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear, or lanceolate; subterete; 6-11 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus linear; 0.75-1.5 mm long; pubescent; base acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes similar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume linear; 6-11 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scaberulous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex awned; 1 -awned. Lower glume awn 40-45 mm long; ciliate (below). Upper glume linear; 6-11 mm long; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scaberulous. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn 40-45 mm long; ciliate (below).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate; 8-9 mm long; membranous; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Anthers 3.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; linear; flattened; sulcate on hilar side.
Distribution
Australasia: Australia.
Reference
Cynodonteae. Veldkamp 1995.

Native to:

Queensland

Perotis clarksonii Veldkamp appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Feb 1, 2001 Clarkson, J. R. [6802], Queensland K000674250 isotype

First published in Austrobaileya 3: 609 (1992)

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.
  • Mallett, K. (ed.) (2005). Flora of Australia 44B: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Mallett, K. (ed.) (2005). Flora of Australia 44B: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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