Puccinellia sp A

Puccinellia sp A

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

Recent synonyms:
P. aff stricta.

Key references
(books and floras):
[2002] D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of

Habit. Annual.
Culms 6–70 cm tall. Ligule an eciliate membrane, 0.9–3 mm long, obtuse or
acute. Leaf-blades filiform, involute, 2.2–17 cm long, 0.5–3.4 mm wide.

Inflorescence solid, a panicle. Panicle 4.5–24.5 cm long.

Fertile spikelets many flowered, with at least 2 fertile florets (6–12),
comprising 6–12 fertile floret(s), ovate, laterally compressed, 5–10.3 mm long.
Rhachilla internodes elongated between glumes.

Glumes. Lower
glume linear, without keels or keeled, 1-keeled, 1(–3) -nerved. Upper glume
2.1–3.6 mm long.

Fertile lemma 2.3–3.2 mm long. Palea apex dentate.

: Australasia.

: Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria.

Western Australia:
Menzies. South Australia: Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Southern
Lofty, South-eastern. Victoria: Riverina.

Notes. Common
in salt swamps. Flowers July-Dec. Fruits July-Apr.

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