Eragrostis surreyana

Eragrostis surreyana K.A.Sheph. & Trudgen. Telopea 13 (1–2) 144 (2011).

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

Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information
: Western
Australia, about 100 km N of Tom Price, A.A.Mitchell
PRP 1518,
10 Sep 1996: holo: PERTH4995511; iso: CANB, DNA, K.).

Habit. Annual.
Culms erect or decumbent, 5–8(–13) cm tall. Ligule absent. Leaf-blades
filiform, convolute, 1.6–3.5 cm long, 0.2–0.6 mm wide.

Panicle linear, 9–13 cm long, 0.5–1.3 cm wide.

Spikelets sessile. Fertile spikelets comprising 8–30 fertile floret(s), with
diminished florets at the apex, oblong, laterally compressed, 4.8–13 mm long.

Glumes. Glumes
similar, thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate, membranous, keeled, 1
-nerved. Upper glume ovate, 1.3–2.7 mm long, membranous, 2-keeled, 3 -nerved.

Fertile lemma 1.2–1.9 mm long, keeled, 3 -nerved. Lemma apex muticous or
mucronate. Anthers 3. Grain 0.35–0.5 mm long.

: Australasia.

: Western Australia.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith