Agrostis boormanii

Agrostis boormanii Vickery.  Contrib. N. S. Wales Nat. Herb. 1:105
(1941). Classification. (GPWG 2001) : Subfamily Pooideae.
Tribe Poeae.

Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information
: New South Wales: Harvey Ranges, Peak Hills, J.L.
Boorman, K, 11.1905

Key references
(books and floras):
[2002] D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of
, [2008] S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Walley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses
of New South Wales
(109), [2009] A.Wilson (ed.). Flora of Australia,
Vol 44A. Poaceae 2 (172).

[2008] S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Whalley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South
, 4th edn (109).

Derivation: in
honour of John Luke Boorman (1864–1938). Australian plant collector.

Habit. Annual.
Culms erect or geniculately ascending, stature slender to delicate, 30 cm tall,
1–2 -noded. Mid-culm nodes glabrous. Leaf-sheaths scaberulous. Ligule an
eciliate membrane, 3 mm long, lacerate, obtuse. Leaf-blades filiform or linear,
5–10 cm long, 1–1.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous.

Inflorescence compound, a panicle. Panicle linear or lanceolate.

Spikelets pedicelled. Fertile spikelets 1-flowered, comprising 1 fertile
floret(s), without rachilla extension, lanceolate, laterally compressed, 2 mm

Glumes. Glumes
similar, firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate, membranous, keeled,
1-keeled, 1 -nerved. Upper glume lanceolate, 1.8 mm long, membranous, keeled,
1-keeled, 1 -nerved. Upper glume surface smooth or asperulous.

Fertile lemma 1.2–1.6 mm long, without keel, 5 -nerved. Lemma surface glabrous.
Lemma apex awned, 1 -awned. Median (principal) awn dorsal, 3–4 mm long overall,
with a twisted column. Palea absent. Lodicules present. Anthers 3.

: Australasia.

: New South Wales.

New South Wales:
Central Tablelands.

Notes. Endemic. Known only
from the type locality. Flowers spring.


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