Deyeuxia ramosa

Deyeuxia ramosa C.M.Weiller &
N.G.Walsh. Fl. Australia
44A: 385 (2009).

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

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

(as D. sp. B), [2009] A.Wilson (ed.). Flora of Australia, Vol 44A. Poaceae 2

Habit. Annual.
Stolons present. Culms erect or decumbent (at base), stature slender to
delicate, 55–130 cm tall, 5–10 -noded. Mid-culm internodes glabrous. Lateral
branches branched. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule an
eciliate membrane, membranous, truncate. Leaf-blades linear, flat, 7–16 cm
long, 1–3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous or indumented.

Inflorescence compound, a panicle. Panicle elliptic or oblong or ovate, 20–95
cm long, evenly furnished.

Fertile spikelets 1-flowered, comprising 1 fertile floret(s), with a barren
rachilla extension, laterally compressed, 2.5–2.8 mm long.

Glumes. Lower
glume lanceolate, 1 -nerved. Upper glume lanceolate, 2.4–2.9 mm long, 1

Fertile lemma 2.3–2.4 mm long, keeled, 5 -nerved. Lemma apex entire, awned, 1
-awned. Median (principal) awn subapical. Palea apex entire. Anthers 3.

: Australasia.

: New South Wales, Victoria.

South Wales
: South
Coast. Victoria:
East Gippsland.

Notes. Endemic. Apparently
restricted to the Endrick R. area in N.S.W. and far E Vic. Recorded growing
amongst sandstone rocks near Nerriga. Flowers Dec.-June.

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