Lachnagrostis meionectes

Lachnagrostis meionectes
(Vickery)S.W.L.Jacobs. Telopea 9:446(2001).

Classification. (GPWG 2001) : Subfamily Pooideae. Tribe Poeae.

Basionym and/or
Replacement Name:
Vickery, Contr. New
South Wales Natl. Herb.
4(1): 12 (1966).

Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information
: Australia: New South Wales: Lake Cootapatamna,
Kosciusko, 6800 ft, in moist places, amongst Plantago, 24 Jan 1951, Johnson
& Constable s.n.

Key references
(books and floras):
[2002] D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of
[2008] S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Walley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South
(290), [2009] A.Wilson (ed.). Flora of Australia, Vol 44A. Poaceae 2

[2008] S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Whalley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South
, 4th edn (290).

Habit. Annual.
Culms erect, stature slender to delicate, 20 cm tall, 3 -noded. Ligule an
eciliate membrane, 1.5–5 mm long, lacerate, acute or acuminate. Leaf-blades
flat or conduplicate, 6 cm long, 0.4–1.8 mm wide.

Inflorescence. Inflorescence
compound, a panicle. Panicle 2–6(–10) cm long.

Fertile spikelets 1-flowered, comprising 1 fertile floret(s), 2–3.5 mm long.

Fertile lemma 2–2.5 mm long. Lemma surface indumented. Lemma apex erose or
dentate, muticous or awned. Median (principal) awn dorsal. Palea present.
Anthers 3.

: New South Wales, Victoria.

New South Wales: Southern Tablelands.

Notes. Endemic. In
highland areas of N.S.W. S from Cooma and Vic. Occasional in alpine and
subalpine grasslands and heaths, often in moist, mossy sites. Flowers Dec.-Mar.

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