Ectrosia anomala

Ectrosia anomala C. E. Hubbard. Hooker's Icon. Pl. ser. 5, 4 t. 3312: 14 (1936).

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

Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information
: ST: Kay 1935, Australia: Queensland: Burke
Dist.: Normanton, in open sandy channels on ridge side, 3–9 m.

ST: Blake 9024,
Australia: Queensland: Burke Dist.: Normanton, in open shallow sandy channels
on ridge side, 3–9 m.

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

Habit. Annual.
Culms erect or geniculately ascending, 10–60 cm tall, 2 -noded. Leaf-sheaths
glabrous on surface or hairy. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades convolute,
3–10 cm long, 0.7–3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous or indumented.

Inflorescence compound, a panicle. Panicle 2–10 cm long, contracted about
primary branches.

Spikelets pedicelled. Fertile spikelets 1 or more flowered, with 1 fertile
floret (1–4), comprising 1–4 fertile floret(s), with diminished florets at the
apex, oblong, laterally compressed, 5.5–9 mm long.

Glumes. Glumes
similar. Lower glume ovate, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 1 -nerved. Upper
glume ovate, 2–3.3 mm long, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 1–3 -nerved.

Fertile lemma 2.8–5.5 mm long, keeled, 3 -nerved. Lemma surface glabrous. Lemma
apex entire, muticous. Palea 2 -nerved. Lodicules present. Anthers 3. Grain 1
mm long.

: Australasia.

: Queensland.

Burke, Cook.

Conservation status 3K (J.D.Briggs & J.H.Leigh, Rare or Threatened
Australian Plants 141 (1995)): ranging over more than 100 km but poorly known
and suspected to be rare, vulnerable, endangered or extinct.

restricted to a c. 200 km band across the S of Cape York Penin., Qld. Known
from damper places in open forest on grey sandy or solonetzic soil and in
drying out sandy seepage slopes and channels.

AVH 2011


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