Poa sallacustris N.G. Walsh. Muelleria 7: 379 (1991).
Classification. (GPWG 2001) : Subfamily Pooideae. Tribe Poeae.
Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information: Australia: Victoria: Lake Corangamite, SW of
Causeway and Lake Martin, 11.5 km SW of Cressy, 27 km NNW of Colac P.O., 12 Sep
1977, Beauglehole & Hirth 56460 (HT: MEL; IT: BRI, NSW).
(books and floras):  D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of
Australia,  A.Wilson (ed.). Flora of Australia, Vol 44A. Poaceae
Perennial. Rhizomes present, elongated. Culms erect or geniculately ascending,
15–31 cm tall. Lateral branches simple. Leaves cauline. Ligule an eciliate
membrane, 1–3.5 mm long, abaxially hairy, obtuse or acute. Leaf-blades
conduplicate, 6–12 cm long, 0.5–2 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth, glabrous.
Inflorescence compound, a panicle. Panicle ovate, 5–10 cm long, 3–7 cm wide.
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, 4.3–8 mm long.
similar. Lower glume lanceolate, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 3 -nerved. Upper
glume lanceolate, 2.8–3.8 mm long, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 3 -nerved.
Fertile lemma 3–3.8 mm long, keeled, 5 -nerved. Lodicules present. Anthers 3.
Closely related to P. fordeana.
On the volcanic plain between Colac and Hamilton W of Melbourne, Vic. Grows on
the margins of salt lakes. Flowers Sept.-Dec. Fruits Jan.-?.