Paspalum batianoffii

Paspalum batianoffii B.K.Simon. Austrobaileya 3: 599 (1992).

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

Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information
: Australia: Queensland: Port Curtis District: Statue
Bay Beach, 6.5 km SE of Yeppoon, very narrow foredune with open woodland, 8 Sep
1977, G.N. Batianoff & T.J. McDonald 651 (HT: BRI-AQ294456;
BRI-294250, BRI-245882, BRI-245883).

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

Perennial. Stolons present. Culms decumbent, 20–40 cm tall, 2–3 -noded. Lateral
branches sparsely branched. Ligule an eciliate membrane, 1 mm long. Leaf-blades
flat or convolute, 8–16 cm long, 2–4 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.

Inflorescence digitate, a panicle of racemes. Racemes 2–3, spreading, 6–9 cm
long, 2 mm wide. Central inflorescence axis 1.5–2.5 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, dorsally
compressed, 4.5 mm long.

Glumes. Glumes
thinner than fertile lemma. Upper glume elliptic, 4.5 mm long, chartaceous or
cartilaginous, without keels, 2 -nerved. Upper glume surface glabrous. Florets.
Basal sterile florets 1, barren, without significant palea. Lemma of lower
sterile floret 100 % of length of spikelet, cartilaginous.

Fertile lemma 3.5–4 mm
long, without keel. Anthers 3.

: Australasia.

: Queensland.

Port Curtis.

Notes. No
further collections from the type locality have been made despite attempts to
do so. Now possibly extinct.

native; Qld (Port Curtis district).


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