Crypsis schoenoides*

Crypsis schoenoides* Hochst. ex Steud., in syn. Tabl. Encycl. 1: 166 (1792).

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

Basionym and/or
Replacement Name:

Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information
: T: Loefling s.n., Spain (LINN).

Recent synonyms:
C. niliaca.

Key references
(books and floras):
[2002] D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of
[2002] J.Wheeler, N.Marchant & M.Lewington, Flora of the South West (408).

Habit. Annual.
Culms decumbent, 1–30 cm tall. Lateral branches branched. Ligule a fringe of
hairs, 1 mm long. Leaf-blades flat, 0.5–12 cm long, 1–5 mm wide.

Inflorescence compound, a panicle of spikes. Panicle elliptic or oblong, 0.5–3
cm long.

Spikelets sessile. Fertile spikelets 1-flowered, comprising 1 fertile
floret(s), without rachilla extension, lanceolate or elliptic, laterally
compressed, 2.5–4 mm long.

Glumes. Glumes
similar. Lower glume lanceolate, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 1 -nerved. Upper
glume lanceolate or elliptic, 2.5–4 mm long, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 1

Fertile lemma 2.5–4 mm long, keeled, 1 -nerved. Lemma surface glabrous. Palea 2
-nerved. Lodicules absent or vestigial. Anthers 3. Grain 1–1.5 mm long.

: Europe, Africa, Temperate Asia, Tropical Asia, Australasia,
and North America.

: Western Australia.

Western Australia: Drummond.

From the coastal plain of SW W.A. fom Coolup to Capel; In the Mediterranean and
east Africa eastwards to China.
Flowers Mar.-May.

FloraBase 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