Poa hothamensis

Poa hothamensis Vickery. Contr. New South Wales Natl Herb. 4: 191, t. IX, 5

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

Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information
: Australia: Victoria: Mt. Buffalo: on granite: 4300
ft: 19 Jan 1913, R.H.Cambage 3742 (HT: NSW 9059; IT: K, SYD).

Key references
(books and floras):
[2002] D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of
, [2009] A.Wilson (ed.). Flora of Australia, Vol 44A. Poaceae
2 (318 & var. hothamensis, var. parviflora).

[2009]. A.Wilson (ed.), Flora of Australia 44A: Poaceae 2 (323,
Fig. 43 as var. hothamensis).

Perennial. Rhizomes present, short. Culms erect or geniculately ascending,
15–90 cm tall, 3 -noded. Mid-culm internodes glabrous or pubescent. Mid-culm
nodes pubescent. Lateral branches simple. Leaves mostly basal. Leaf-sheaths
antrorsely scabrous, glabrous on surface. Ligule a fringed membrane, a
ciliolate membrane, 0.4–2 mm long, abaxially hairy, truncate or obtuse.
Leaf-blades flat or conduplicate, 6.5–30 cm long, 1.5–5.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade
surface scaberulous, indumented.

Inflorescence compound, a panicle. Panicle elliptic, 3–25 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, 3.2–10 mm long.

Glumes. Glumes
similar. Lower glume oblong, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 3 -nerved. Upper
glume oblong, 1.9–3.4 mm long, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 3(–5) -nerved.

Fertile lemma (1.5–)2.3–3.8 mm long, keeled, 5 -nerved. Lemma surface
indumented. Lodicules present. Anthers 3.

: Australasia.

: Victoria.

Victoria: East
Gippsland, Eastern Highlands, Snowfields.

Notes. Endemic.

var. hothamensis, var. parviflora.

Leaves ±velutinous     P. hothamensis var. parviflora      

Blades with fine hairs  P. hothamensis var. hothamensis   

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