Paspalum nicorae*

Paspalum nicorae* L. Parodi. Notas
Mus. La Plata, Bot.
8(40): 82 (1943).

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

Basionym and/or
Replacement Name:
var. arenarium Arechav., Anales Mus. Nac. Montevideo
1: 58 (1894).

Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information
: HT: Arechavaleta s.n., Mar-Apr, Uruguay:
frecuente en arenales de la costa del Rio de La Plata (MVM; IT: US-950735, W).

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 (329).

Perennial. Rhizomes present, elongated. Culms 20–70 cm tall. Ligule an eciliate
membrane, 0.5–2.5 mm long. Leaf-blades conduplicate, 4–5 mm wide. Leaf-blade
surface glabrous or indumented.

Inflorescence compound, a panicle of racemes. Racemes 2–5, 1.5–6.5 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, 2.7–3.3 mm long.

Glumes. Glumes
thinner than fertile lemma. Upper glume elliptic, membranous, without keels, 5
-nerved. Upper glume surface indumented. Florets. Basal sterile florets
1, barren, without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret 100 % of
length of spikelet, membranous, 5 -nerved.

Fertile lemma 2.5–3 mm
long, without keel. Anthers 3. Grain 1.8 mm long.

: Australasia and South America.

: New South Wales.

New South Wales:
North Coast.


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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