Notochloë microdon

Notochloë microdon (Benth.) Domin. Repert.
Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 10: 117

Classification. (GPWG 2001) : Subfamily
Danthonioideae. Tribe Danthonieae.

Basionym and/or
Replacement Name:
Benth., Fl. Austral. 7: 605 (1878).

Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information
: HT: C. Moore s.n., Australia: New South
Wales: Blue Mountains (K).

Key references
(books and floras):
[1878] G.Bentham, Flora Australiensis 7 (605 as Triraphis
? microdon), [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 Wales

[2005] K.Mallet (ed.), Flora of Australia 44B: Poaceae 3 (Fig.
6), [2008] S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Whalley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New
South Wales
, 4th edn (306).

Perennial. Culms 30–100 cm tall. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades convolute,
15–30 cm long, 2–3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.

Inflorescence compound, a panicle. Panicle linear or lanceolate or ovate,
effuse, 80–140 cm long.

Spikelets pedicelled. Fertile spikelets many flowered, with at least 2 fertile
florets, comprising 6–12 fertile floret(s), with diminished florets at the
apex, oblong, laterally compressed, 15–30 mm long.

Glumes. Glumes
similar, thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate, membranous,
keeled, 1-keeled, 3 -nerved. Upper glume lanceolate, 5–9 mm long, membranous,
keeled, 1-keeled, 3–5 -nerved.

Fertile lemma 6–9 mm long, keeled, 7 -nerved. Lemma surface glabrous. Lemma apex dentate. Palea 2 -nerved. Grain
2.4 mm long.

: Australasia.

: New South Wales.

New South Wales:
Central Tablelands.

N. microdon superficially resembles Glyceria australis, but can
be distinguished by the ciliate ligule.

to the Blue Mountains of N.S.W., altitude 800–1100 m, in damp sand on
streambanks, near streams, and in permanent seepages. Flowers Dec.


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