Agrostis muelleriana

Agrostis muelleriana Vickery. Contrib.
N. S. Wales Nat. Herb
. 1:103 (1941). Classification. (GPWG 2001) : Subfamily Pooideae.
Tribe Poeae.

Common name:
Mueller's Bent.

Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information
: HT: F. Mueller s.n., Australia: Victoria:
Cobboras [Cobberas] Mountains, 6000 ft (K).

Key references
(books and floras):
[1878] G.Bentham, Flora Australiensis 7 (576, as
Agrostis muelleri), [2002] D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses
of Australia
, [2008] S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Walley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses
of New South Wales
(110), [2009] A.Wilson (ed.). Flora of Australia,
Vol 44A. Poaceae 2 (167).

[2002] D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of Australiia, [1994]
N.G.Walsh, Flora of Victoria 2, [2008] S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Whalley &
D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South Wales, 4th edn (110), [2009].
A.Wilson (ed.), Flora of Australia 44A: Poaceae 2 (168, Fig.25).

from the Latin -ana (indicating connection). In honour of Ferdinand
Jacob Heinrich Mueller (1825–96). German–born Australian botanist.

Habit. Annual.
Culms erect, 20–30 cm tall, 3 -noded. Mid-culm nodes glabrous. Leaves mostly
basal. Leaf-sheaths smooth or scaberulous. Ligule an eciliate membrane, 2–3 mm
long, erose, truncate or acute. Leaf-blades filiform or linear, flat or
conduplicate or involute, 3–10 cm long, 1–5 mm wide.

Inflorescence compound, a panicle. Panicle linear, 1–8 cm long.

Spikelets pedicelled. Fertile spikelets 1-flowered, comprising 1 fertile
floret(s), without rachilla extension, elliptic, laterally compressed, 2–3.5 mm

Glumes. Glumes
similar, firmer than fertile lemma, shiny. Lower glume lanceolate, membranous,
keeled, 1-keeled, 1 -nerved. Upper glume lanceolate, 2.7–3.2 mm long,
membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 1 -nerved.

Fertile lemma 1.3–3 mm long, without keel, 5 -nerved. Lemma surface glabrous.
Lemma apex entire or erose or dentate, muticous or mucronate, 1 -awned. Median
(principal) awn dorsal, 1–1.5 mm long overall. Palea present or absent.
Lodicules present. Anthers 3. Grain 1.3 mm long.

: Australasia.

: New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania.

New South Wales:
Southern Tablelands. Victoria: East Gippsland, Snowfields. Tasmania:
North East, Central Highlands, South West.

Notes. Native. Tas., Vic.
and N.S.W. S from the Kosciusko area. Also in N.Z. In alpine and subalpine
herbfields and sod tussock grassland, fens and bogs; often rocky. Flowers


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