Echinopogon caespitosus

Echinopogon caespitosus C. E. Hubbard. Hook. Ic. Pl. ser 5, 3, subt. 3261: 6 (1935).

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

Type of Basionym or Protologue Information: Australia: New South Wales: Northumberland County, near Katoomba, in railway enclosure, common, Apr 1931, Hubbard 8453.

Key references (books and floras): [2002] D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of Australia, [2006] J.Jessop, G.R.M.Dashorst, F.M.James, Grasses of South Australia (219), [2008] S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Walley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South Wales (230), [1878] G.Bentham, Flora Australiensis 7 (223).

Illustrations: [1984] N.T.Burbidge. rev. S.W.L.Jacobs, Australian Grasses  (121), [2006] J.Jessop, G.R.M.Dashorst, F.M.James, Grasses of South Australia  (219, Fig.165 as var. caespitosus), [2008] S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Whalley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South Wales, 4th edn (230), [2009]. A.Wilson (ed.), Flora of Australia 44A: Poaceae 2 (225, Fig.31 as var. caespitosus).

Inflorescence. Inflorescence solid, a panicle.

Spikelets. Fertile spikelets 1-flowered, comprising 1 fertile floret(s).

Continental Distribution: Australasia.

Australian Distribution: South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria.

South Australia: Flinders Ranges. Queensland: Port Curtis, Leichhardt, Burnett, Darling Downs, Moreton. New South Wales: North Coast, Central Coast, South Coast, Northern Tablelands, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, North-Western Slopes, Central-Western Slopes. Victoria: Gippsland Plain, East Gippsland.

Infra-specific taxa: var. caespitosus, var. cunninghamii .

Glumes glabrous except for ciliate upper part of keel                          E. caespitosus var. caespitosus       

Glumes shortly pubescent with a conspicuously ciliate keel               E. caespitosus var. cunninghamii

AVH 2011

AVH 2011



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