Cyrtococcum patens

Cyrtococcum patens (L.) A. Camus, Bull.
Mus. Hist. Nat. (Paris)
27: 118

Classification. (GPWG 2001) : Subfamily Micrairoideae. Isachneae.

Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information
: Australia: Queensland: Cook Dist.: 10.8 mi S of
Batavia Downs on Peninsula Development Road, 21 Apr 1990, J. R. Clarkson
& V. J. Nelder 8477
(HT: BRI-AQ463916; IT: B, BRI, DNA, NSW).

Key references
(books and floras):
[2002] D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of

Perennial. Culms prostrate, 15–30 cm tall, 7–9 -noded. Mid-culm nodes glabrous.
Lateral branches sparsely branched. Ligule an eciliate membrane, 0.4 mm long.
Leaf-blades lanceolate, 2.5–7 cm long, 3–5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface

Inflorescence compound, a panicle. Panicle elliptic, 2–8 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), without rachilla extension, obovate, laterally
compressed, 1.5–1.7 mm long.

Glumes. Glumes
similar, thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate, membranous, without
keels, 3 -nerved. Lower glume surface indumented. Upper glume obovate, 1.5 mm
long, membranous, without keels, 3 -nerved. Upper glume surface indumented. Florets.
Basal sterile florets 1, barren, without significant palea. Lemma of lower
sterile floret 100 % of length of spikelet, membranous.

Fertile lemma 1.4 mm
long, without keel. Palea 2 -nerved. Anthers 3.

: Tropical Asia, Australasia.

: Queensland.

Queensland: Cook.

Herbrecs 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