Austrostipa multispiculis

Austrostipa multispiculis (J.M.Black)
S.W.L.Jacobs & J.Everett. Telopea 6: 587 (1996).

Classification. (GPWG 2001) : Subfamily Pooideae. Tribe Stipeae.

Basionym and/or
Replacement Name:
 Stipa multispiculis
J.M. Black, Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. South Australia 65: 333

Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information
: LT: J.B. Cleland s.n., Nov 1926, Australia:
South australia: Port Noarlunga (AD-97421231). LT designated by Vickery, Jacobs
& Everett, Telopea 3: 78 (1986).

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
(95), [2009] A.Wilson (ed.). Flora of Australia, Vol 44A. Poaceae
2 (33).

[2006] J.Jessop, G.R.M.Dashorst, F.M.James, Grasses of South Australia  (95, fig. 57), [2009]. A.Wilson (ed.),
Flora of Australia
44A: Poaceae 2 (31, Fig 4).

Perennial. Rhizomes present, short. Culms geniculately ascending, 50–100 cm
tall. Mid-culm nodes pubescent. Leaf-sheaths hairy. Ligule a fringed membrane,
a ciliolate membrane, 0.2–0.7 mm long, truncate. Leaf-blades filiform,
involute, 20–40 cm long, 1–8 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous.

Inflorescence compound, a panicle. Panicle lanceolate, effuse, 20–40 cm long,
3–6 cm wide.

Spikelets pedicelled. Fertile spikelets 1-flowered, comprising 1 fertile
floret(s), without rachilla extension, linear, terete, 10–12 mm long.

Glumes. Glumes
similar, thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate, hyaline, without
keels, 3 -nerved. Upper glume lanceolate, 6.5–10 mm long, hyaline, without
keels, 5 -nerved.

Fertile lemma 6–8 mm long, without keel, 5 -nerved. Lemma surface indumented.
Lemma apex lobed, awned, 1 -awned. Median (principal) awn 25–40 mm long
overall, with a twisted column. Column 15–25 mm long. Palea without keels.
Anthers 3.

: Australasia.

: South Australia.

South Australia:
Northern Lofty, Southern Lofty, Kangaroo Island.

Notes. Northern Lofty,
Yorke Peninsula and Southern Lofty regions of South Australia.

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