Poa homomalla

Poa homomalla
Nees. Pl. Preiss. 2: 104 (1846).

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

Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information
: Australia: In solo sublimoso vallis Toodyay-valley:
Mar 1840, Hb. Preiss 1829 (IT: LE, MEL).

Key references
(books and floras):
[1878] G.Bentham, Flora Australiensis 7 (651),
[1952] C.A.Gardner, Flora of Western Australia 1 Gramineae (110),
[2002] D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of Australia, [2002]
J.Wheeler, N.Marchant & M.Lewington, Flora of the South West (430), [2009]
A.Wilson (ed.). Flora of Australia, Vol 44A. Poaceae 2 (312).

Perennial. Rhizomes present, short or elongated. Culms erect, 14–75 cm tall,
5–9 -noded. Mid-culm internodes pubescent. Lateral branches simple or sparsely
branched. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths smooth or scaberulous, glabrous on
surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane or a fringed membrane, a ciliolate
membrane, 0.1–7 mm long, abaxially hairy or abaxially pilose, truncate or
obtuse or acute. Leaf-blades flat or conduplicate, 6–20 cm long, 1.3–4 mm wide.
Leaf-blade surface smooth or scabrous.

Inflorescence compound, a panicle. Panicle lanceolate, 1.5–20 cm long.

Spikelets pedicelled. Fertile spikelets many flowered, with at least 2 fertile
florets (2–6), comprising 2–6 fertile floret(s), with diminished florets at the
apex, oblong, laterally compressed, 3–5.5 mm long.

Glumes. Glumes
similar. Lower glume oblong, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 1–3 -nerved. Upper
glume oblong, 1.9–3.5 mm long, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 3 -nerved.

Fertile lemma 2.2–4.5 mm long, keeled, 5 -nerved. Lemma surface glabrous or
indumented. Lodicules present. Anthers 3.

: Australasia.

: Western Australia.

Western Australia:

Notes. Endemic.
Flowers Oct.-Nov.




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