Garnotia stricta var. longiseta

Garnotia stricta var. longiseta Brongn. In Duperr. Voy. Coq. Bot. 133: t. 21 (1832).

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

Type of Basionym or Protologue Information: Tahiti: Duperrey (P holo).

Recent synonyms: G. tortuosa.

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

Habit. Perennial. Culms erect or geniculately ascending or decumbent, 10–80 cm tall, wiry, 3–5 -noded. Mid-culm internodes glabrous or pubescent. Mid-culm nodes glabrous or bearded. Lateral branches simple or sparsely branched. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule a fringed membrane, a ciliolate membrane, 0.3–0.5 mm long. Leaf-blades linear, flat, 3–40 cm long, 2–15 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface indumented.

Inflorescence. Inflorescence compound, a panicle. Panicle linear, 5–40 cm long, 1–2 cm wide.

Spikelets. Spikelets pedicelled. Fertile spikelets 1-flowered, comprising 1 fertile floret(s), without rachilla extension, lanceolate, laterally compressed, 2.5–5 mm long.

Glumes. Glumes similar, thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 3 -nerved. Lower glume apex muticous or awned. Upper glume lanceolate, 2.2–4.5 mm long, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 3 -nerved. Upper glume apex muticous or awned.

Florets. Fertile lemma 2–4.5 mm long, without keel, 3 -nerved. Lemma apex dentate, muticous or awned, 1 -awned. Median (principal) awn from a sinus, 1–2 mm long overall (when straight) or 6–14 mm long overall, without a column (when straight) or with a twisted column. Palea 2 -nerved. Anthers 3. Grain 2 mm long.

Continental Distribution: Tropical Asia, Australasia, and Pacific.

Australian Distribution: Queensland.

Queensland: Cook.

Notes. Occurs in the Philippines, the Moluccas, New Guinea and NE Qld. Sclerophyll forests and woodlands and rainforest margins. Flowers Nov.-Jul.

AVH 2011


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