Paspalidium albovillosum

Paspalidium albovillosum S. T. Blake. Proc.
Roy. Soc. Queensland
62: 96 (1952).

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

Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information
: HT: S.T. Blake 10947, 31 Mar 1936,
Australia: Queensland: Maranoa Dist. (BRI; IT: CANB, L, US-2726312).

Recent synonyms:
P. radiatum var. hirsutum.

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 Wales

[2008] S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Whalley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South
, 4th edn (322).

Perennial. Rhizomes present. Culms erect, stature slender to delicate, 20–70 cm
tall, compressible, 3–8 -noded. Mid-culm internodes hollow, glabrous. Mid-culm
nodes glabrous. Lateral branches sparsely branched. Leaf-sheaths hairy. Ligule
a fringed membrane or a fringe of hairs, 0.5–1 mm long. Leaf-blades 3.5–15 cm
long, 1–4.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous, indumented.

Inflorescence compound, a panicle of racemes. Racemes 6–10, appressed,
flexuous, 1–3 cm long, 1.5–2.5 mm wide, bearing 8–15 fertile spikelets on each.
Central inflorescence axis 8–30 cm long.

Spikelets pedicelled. Fertile spikelets 2-flowered, the lower floret barren
(rarely male), the upper fertile, comprising 1 basal sterile florets,
comprising 1 fertile floret(s), without rachilla extension, elliptic or ovate,
laterally compressed or terete, 1.5–1.9 mm long.

Glumes thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblate, membranous, without
keels, 0–3 -nerved. Lower glume surface glabrous. Lower glume apex mucronate.
Upper glume elliptic or orbicular, 1.4–1.6 mm long, membranous, without keels,
5–7 -nerved. Florets. Basal sterile florets 1, barren, without
significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret 100 % of length of spikelet,
membranous, 5 -nerved.

Fertile lemma 1.4–1.9
mm long, without keel. Lemma apex mucronate.

: Australasia.

: Queensland, New South Wales.

Burnett, Cook, Darling Downs, Leichhardt, Maranoa, Mitchell, Moreton, Port
Curtis, South Kennedy, Warrego, Wide Bay. New South Wales: North Coast,
Central Coast, North-Western Slopes, Central-Western Slopes, North-Western

Notes. In
tropical and subtropical wet sclerophyll forests, dry sclerophyll forests,
Brigalow forests, tropical and subtropical sub-humid woodlands, temperate
sub-humid woodlands, and semi-arid shrub woodlands. Flowers Feb.-Sept.


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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