Poa clivicola

Poa clivicola Vickery. Contr.
New South Wales Natl Herb.
4: 213 (1970).

(GPWG 2001) : Subfamily Pooideae. Tribe Poeae.

Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information
: Australia: New South Wales: Kosciusko Plateau: jct.
of Wragge's and Piper's Creeks: 9 Jan 1956, J.Vickery & M. E. Phillips
(HT: NSW 46029).

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
(349), [2009] A.Wilson (ed.). Flora of Australia,
Vol 44A. Poaceae 2 (322).

[2008] S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Whalley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South
, 4th edn (349).

Perennial. Culms stature slender to delicate, 15–60 cm tall, 1–2 -noded.
Mid-culm internodes glabrous. Mid-culm nodes glabrous. Lateral branches simple.
Leaves mostly basal. Leaf-sheaths smooth or scaberulous, glabrous on surface.
Ligule a fringed membrane, a ciliolate membrane, 0.4–1.5 mm long, abaxially
glabrous or abaxially scaberulous, truncate. Leaf-blades erect, filiform,
involute, 3–15 cm long, 0.2–0.4 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous,

Inflorescence compound, a panicle. Panicle elliptic, effuse, 2–12 cm long.

Spikelets pedicelled. Fertile spikelets many flowered, with at least 2 fertile
florets (2–7), comprising 2–7 fertile floret(s), with diminished florets at the
apex, oblong, laterally compressed, 3.8–8 mm long.

Glumes. Glumes
similar. Lower glume lanceolate, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 3 -nerved. Upper
glume lanceolate, 2.6–3 mm long, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 1–3 -nerved.
Upper glume surface smooth or asperulous.

Fertile lemma 3–4 mm long, keeled, 5 -nerved. Lodicules present. Anthers 3.

: Australasia.

: New South Wales, Victoria.

New South Wales:
Southern Tablelands. Victoria: East Gippsland, Snowfields.

Notes. Endemic.
S from Barrington Tops. Open eucalypt woodland, swampy plain, open grassland,
frost hollows, apparently usually in wet sites. Flowers Dec.-Feb. Fruits Feb.-.

AVH 2011


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