Poa crassicaudex Vickery. Contr.
New South Wales Natl Herb. 4: 233–234, t. XI (1970).
Classification. (GPWG 2001) : Subfamily Pooideae. Tribe Poeae.
Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information: Australia: South Australia: Hindmarsh Tiers: 10 Nov
1950, J.B. Cleland (HT: AD 95626061).
(books and floras):  D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of
Australia,  J.Jessop, G.R.M.Dashorst, F.M.James, Grasses of South
Australia (147),  A.Wilson (ed.). Flora of Australia, Vol 44A.
 J.Jessop, G.R.M.Dashorst, F.M.James, Grasses of South Australia (148, fig. 99).
Perennial. Culms 40–90 cm tall, 3 -noded. Mid-culm internodes pubescent (below
nodes). Lateral branches simple. Leaves mostly basal. Leaf-sheaths smooth,
hairy. Ligule an eciliate membrane or a fringed membrane, a ciliolate membrane,
0.4–2(–3.5) mm long, abaxially hairy, truncate or obtuse or acute. Leaf-blades
flat or conduplicate or involute, 9–30 cm long, 0.75–3 mm wide. Leaf-blade
Inflorescence compound, a panicle. Panicle elliptic, 8–24 cm long, with
spikelets clustered towards branch tips.
Spikelets pedicelled. Fertile spikelets many flowered, with at least 2 fertile
florets (3–6), comprising 3–6 fertile floret(s), with diminished florets at the
apex, oblong, laterally compressed, 5–8 mm long.
similar. Lower glume ovate, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 3 -nerved. Upper
glume ovate, 2.6–3 mm long, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 3 -nerved. Upper
glume surface asperulous.
Fertile lemma 2–4 mm long, keeled, 5 -nerved. Lemma surface indumented.
Lodicules present. Anthers 3.
Distribution: South Australia.
Flinders Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray, Yorke Peninsula,
Southern Lofty, Kangaroo Island, South-eastern.
Distinguishing characters include the relatively long thin ligule, glabrous
nodes, elongated yellow swollen basal internodes; hairy leaves.
Endemic. In eucalypt
woodlands. Flowers Oct.-Nov.