Digitaria veldkampiana

Digitaria veldkampiana
B.K.Simon. Austrobaileya 9: 198 (2010).

(GPWG 2001) : Subfamily Panicoideae. Paniceae.

Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information
: Queensland.
Maranoa District: SE of Surat, Thomby Range,
21 May 1960, S.T.Blake 21286 (holo: BRI; iso: L, MEL).

Perennial. Culms decumbent, 30–50 cm tall, 4–8 -noded. Ligule an eciliate
membrane, 1–1.5 mm long. Leaf-blades 2–6 cm long, 2–4 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface
smooth, glabrous.

Racemes 2–4, spreading, 6–10 cm long, bearing 26–32 fertile spikelets on each.

Spikelets pedicelled, 2 in the cluster. Fertile spikelets comprising 1 basal
sterile florets, 1 fertile floret(s), without rachilla extension, lanceolate,
dorsally compressed, 3.5–4 mm long.

Glumes thinner than fertile lemma, dull. Lower glume oblate, membranous, 0
-nerved. Lower glume surface glabrous. Upper glume lanceolate, 2.5 mm long,
membranous, 1-keeled, 5 -nerved. Upper glume surface glabrous or indumented. Florets.
Basal sterile florets 1, barren, without significant palea. Lemma of lower
sterile floret 1 % of length of spikelet, membranous, 7 -nerved.

Fertile lemma 3.5–4 mm
long, without keel.

: Australasia.

: Queensland.

Queensland: Maranoa.

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