Poa hiemata

Poa hiemata
Vickery. Contr. New South Wales Natl Herb. 4: 230, t. IX, 3 (1970).

Classification. (GPWG 2001) : Subfamily Pooideae. Tribe Poeae.

Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information
: Australia: New South Wales: Mt. Kosciusko: 5000–7000
ft: Feb 1893, R. Helms (HT: NSW 39172).

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
(351), [2009] A.Wilson (ed.). Flora of Australia,
Vol 44A. Poaceae 2 (324).

[2008] S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Whalley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South
, 4th edn (351).

Perennial. Rhizomes present, elongated. Culms erect or geniculately ascending,
stature slender to delicate, 15–60 cm tall, 2 -noded. Mid-culm nodes glabrous.
Lateral branches simple. Leaves mostly basal. Leaf-sheaths smooth, glabrous on
surface. Ligule a fringed membrane, a ciliolate membrane, 0.2–0.5 mm long,
abaxially glabrous or abaxially scaberulous, truncate. Leaf-blades conduplicate
or involute, (5–)7–15(–25) cm long, 0.4–2 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous,

Inflorescence compound, a panicle. Panicle pyramidal, 5–12 cm long.

Spikelets pedicelled. Fertile spikelets many flowered, with at least 2 fertile
florets (3–5), comprising 3–5 fertile floret(s), with diminished florets at the
apex, ovate, laterally compressed, 3.5–8 mm long.

Glumes. Glumes
similar. Lower glume oblong, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 3 -nerved. Upper
glume oblong, 2.2–2.4 mm long, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 3 -nerved.

Fertile lemma (2–)2.6–2.8(–3.5) mm long, keeled, 5 -nerved. Lemma surface
indumented. Lodicules present. Anthers 3.

: Australasia.

: New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania.

New South Wales:
Southern Tablelands. Victoria: Wilsons Promontory, Snowfields. Tasmania:
Central Highlands, Ben Lomond.

Notes. Endemic.
S from the Brindabella Ra. Alpine and subalpine heath and grasslands above 1500
m. Flowers Jan.-Feb. Fruits Feb.-Mar.



Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith