Enneapogon intermedius

Enneapogon intermedius N. T. Burbidge. Proc.
Linn. Soc. London
153: 67 (1941).

Classification. (GPWG 2001) : Subfamily
Chloridoideae. Pappophoreae.

Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information
: Australia, Alpha:  Hubbard 7881 (K holo, BRI).

Key references
(books and floras):
[2002] D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of
, [2006] J.Jessop, G.R.M.Dashorst, F.M.James, Grasses of South
(333), [2008] S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Walley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses
of New South Wales

[2005] K.Mallet (ed.), Flora of Australia 44B: Poaceae 3 (Fig
29F-J), [2006] J.Jessop, G.R.M.Dashorst, F.M.James, Grasses of South
 (333, Fig. 266), [2008]
S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Whalley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South Wales,
4th edn (240).

Perennial. Culms 30–70 cm tall. Mid-culm internodes glabrous or hirsute. Ligule
a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades involute, 1–2 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface
glabrous or indumented.

Inflorescence solid, a panicle. Panicle linear or oblong, (3–)5–9(–13.5) cm
long, 1.5–2.5(–4) cm wide.

Spikelets pedicelled. Fertile spikelets 1 or more flowered, with 1 fertile
floret ((1-)2), comprising (1–)2 fertile floret(s), with diminished florets at
the apex, oblong, laterally compressed, 4.5–6.6 mm long.

Glumes. Glumes
similar, thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate, membranous, without
keels, 7–16 -nerved. Lower glume surface indumented. Upper glume ovate,
4.5–6.6(–8.5) mm long, membranous, without keels, 7–11 -nerved. Upper glume
surface asperulous or scabrous, indumented. Upper glume apex entire or erose.

Fertile lemma 2–3.6 mm long, without keel, 9 -nerved. Lemma surface indumented.
Lemma apex dentate or lobed, awned, 9 -awned. Median (principal) awn 3.6–6(–9)
mm long overall. Lateral lemma awns present. Lodicules present. Anthers 3.
Grain 1.3–2.2 mm long.

Continental Distribution:

: Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia,
Queensland, New South Wales.

Western Australia:
Giles. Coolgardie. Northern Territory: Central Australia South. South
: North-western, Lake Eyre, Gairdner-Torrens Basin, Flinders
Ranges, Eyre Peninsula. Queensland: Burnett, Darling Downs, Leichhardt,
Maranoa, Mitchell, North Kennedy, Port Curtis, South Kennedy, Warrego. New
South Wales
: North-Western Plains, North Far Western Plains.

A robust species distinguished by indurated, obscurely nerved, long-hairy
lemma, two fertile florets, and long, compact panicle.

and semiarid parts of all mainland states except Vic., rare in W.A. In dry,
usually sandy areas.


AVH 2011


Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith