Alexfloydia repens

Alexfloydia repens B.K. Simon. Austrobaileya
3: 670 (1992).

Classification. (GPWG 2001) : Subfamily
Panicoideae. Paniceae.

Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information
: HT: A.G. Floyd 2165, 7 Apr 1991, Australia:
New South Wales: North Coast Division: Boambee, Cordwells Creek, Dutton's
Estate, Portion 40º30'45"S, 153º04'40"E (BRI-AQ540193; IT: BRI, CANB,
DNA, K, L, MEL, MO-4616117, NSW).

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

[2008] S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Whalley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South
, 4th edn (113).

from the Latin repo (crawl). Rhizome well-developed.

Perennial. Stolons present. Culms decumbent, 18–24 cm tall, 3–4 -noded. Lateral
branches sparsely branched. Ligule a fringe of hairs, 0.2 mm long. Leaf-blades
linear, 0.5–6 cm long, 1–1.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.

Inflorescence solid, a panicle. Panicle linear, 1.5 cm long.

Spikelets pedicelled. Fertile spikelets 2-flowered, the lower floret barren
(rarely male), the upper fertile, comprising 1 basal sterile florets,
comprising 1 fertile floret(s) (upper), without rachilla extension, elliptic,
laterally compressed, 3–3.5 mm long.

Glumes thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate, chartaceous, 5–7 -nerved.
Lower glume surface glabrous. Upper glume elliptic, 3 mm long, chartaceous,
without keels, 9 -nerved. Upper glume surface glabrous or indumented. Florets.
Basal sterile florets 1, male, with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret 100 %
of length of spikelet, chartaceous, 9 -nerved.

Fertile lemma 1.5 mm
long, without keel, 5 -nerved. Lodicules present. Anthers 3.

: Australasia.

: New South Wales.

New South Wales:
North Coast.

Restricted to Boambee and Bonville areas of northern N.S.W.

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