Entolasia minutifolia

Entolasia minutifolia B.K.Simon. Austrobaileya 9: 204 (2010).

Classification. (GPWG 2001) : Subfamily
Panicoideae. Paniceae.

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

(as E. sp. A).

Perennial. Rhizomes present, elongated. Culms geniculately ascending or
decumbent or sprawling, 10–35 cm tall, wiry, 2–6 -noded. Mid-culm internodes
glabrous. Leaf-sheaths hairy. Ligule a fringe of hairs, 0.2 mm long.
Leaf-blades lanceolate or elliptic, flat, 0.5–1.6 cm long, 1–1.5 mm wide.
Leaf-blade surface smooth, indumented.

Inflorescence compound, a panicle of racemes. Racemes 2–4, erect, 0.4–1 cm
long, bearing 2–4 fertile spikelets on each. Central inflorescence axis 1.4–2
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, elliptic, dorsally
compressed, 2.5 mm long.

Glumes. Glumes
dissimilar, thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate, membranous, 0
-nerved. Upper glume lanceolate, 2.5 mm long, herbaceous, without keels, 5
-nerved. Upper glume apex muticous. Florets. Basal sterile florets 1,
barren, without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret 95 % of length
of spikelet, herbaceous, 5 -nerved.

Fertile lemma 2.2 mm
long, without keel, 5 -nerved. Lemma surface indumented. Palea 2 -nerved.
Anthers 3.

: Australasia.

: Queensland.

Queensland: Darling Downs,

Differs from E. marginata by much smaller stature with leaf blades less than 3 cm long and rigid in texture.

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