Hookerochloa eriopoda

Hookerochloa eriopoda (Vickery)
S.W.L.Jacobs. Telopea 12(2): 277 (2008).

(GPWG 2001) : Subfamily Pooideae. Tribe Poeae.

Basionym and/or
Replacement Name:
Vickery, Contr. New
South Wales Natl. Herb.
1: 10 (1939).

Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information
: New South Wales:
Blue Mountains, Kanimbla Valley (Mt. Victoria) 24 Dec 1892, J.J. Fletcher s.n. (HT:
K; IT: Sydney).

Recent synonyms:
Festucella eriopoda (Vickery) E.B.Alexeev, Austrofestuca eriopoda.

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

(as Austrofestuca eriopoda), [2008] S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Walley &
D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South Wales (276), [2009] A.Wilson (ed.). Flora
of Australia
Vol 44A. Poaceae 2 (276 as Austrofestuca eriopoda).

[2008] S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Whalley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South
, 4th edn (276).

Derivation: Gk.
wool; pous, foot. Basal leaf-sheaths woolly.

Perennial. Culms erect, 50–160 cm tall, 2–3 -noded. Mid-culm nodes glabrous.
Ligule an eciliate membrane, 2–3 mm long, abaxially hairy. Leaf-blades
filiform, conduplicate or involute, 6–26.5 cm long, 0.2–0.65 mm wide.
Leaf-blade surface scaberulous.

Inflorescence compound, a panicle. Panicle oblong, 4.5–40 cm long.

Spikelets pedicelled. Fertile spikelets many flowered, with at least 2 fertile
florets (3–5), comprising 3–5 fertile floret(s), with diminished florets at the
apex, oblong, laterally compressed, 6.8–17 mm long.

Glumes. Glumes
similar, similar to fertile lemma in texture. Lower glume linear, coriaceous,
keeled, 1-keeled, 1–3 -nerved. Upper glume lanceolate, 4.7–6.2 mm long,
coriaceous, keeled, 1-keeled, 3–5 -nerved. Upper glume surface asperulous.

Fertile lemma 5.5–8 mm long, keeled, (3–)5 -nerved. Lemma apex erose or
dentate, muticous or awned, 1 -awned. Median (principal) awn from a sinus, 1 mm
long overall. Palea apex dentate. Lodicules present. Anthers 3.

: Australasia.

: New South Wales, Victoria, A.C.T.

South Wales
: South
Coast, Northern
Tablelands, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, South-Western Slopes. Victoria: East Gippsland, Eastern
Highlands, Snowfields.

Endemic. Extending from the East Gippsland
area of Vic., to the S coast and southern, central and northern tablelands of
NSW, and the A.C.T. Commonly in dry montane to subalpine open eucalypt forests
and grasslands, occasionally in damp sites. Flowers Nov.-Feb. Fruits May ?

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