Puccinellia stricta (Hook. f.) Blom. Acta Horti Gothob. 5: 89 (1930).
Classification. (GPWG 2001) : Subfamily Pooideae. Tribe Poeae.
Replacement Name: Glyceria
stricta Hook. f., Fl. Nov.-Zel. 304 (1853).
Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information: LT: Gunn 1463, 24 Dec 1844, Australia:
Tasmania: Launceston, marsh (K). LT designated by Allan & Jansen, Trans.
Roy. Soc. New Zealand 69: 265 (1939).
(books and floras):  G.Bentham, Flora Australiensis 7 (658 as Glyceria
stricta),  C.A.Gardner, Flora of Western Australia 1 Gramineae
(100),  D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of Australia,
 J.Wheeler, N.Marchant & M.Lewington, Flora of the South West (433),
 J.Jessop, G.R.M.Dashorst, F.M.James, Grasses of South Australia
(164),  S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Walley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New
South Wales (359),  A.Wilson (ed.). Flora of Australia, Vol
44A. Poaceae 2 (267).
 C.A.Gardner, Flora of Western Australia 1 Gramineae (101,
Pl. 28),  J.Jessop, G.R.M.Dashorst, F.M.James, Grasses of South
Australia (165, fig. 117 as var. stricta),
 S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Whalley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South
Wales, 4th edn (359), . A.Wilson (ed.), Flora of Australia 44A:
Poaceae 2 (273, Fig.36).
or perennial. Culms erect, stature slender to delicate, 9–78 cm tall. Ligule an
eciliate membrane, 0.9–2.6 mm long, obtuse. Leaf-blades filiform, involute,
3–22 cm long, 0.5–4.3 mm wide.
Inflorescence compound, a panicle. Panicle lanceolate, 5–26.5 cm long.
Spikelets pedicelled. Fertile spikelets many flowered, with at least 2 fertile
florets (3–12), comprising 3–12 fertile floret(s), with diminished florets at
the apex, elliptic or oblong, laterally compressed, 2.6–12 mm long.
dissimilar. Lower glume ovate, membranous, without keels or keeled, 1(–2)
-nerved. Upper glume ovate, 1.9–3.4 mm long, membranous, without keels, 3
Fertile lemma 2–3.6 mm long, without keel, 5 -nerved. Lemma apex erose. Palea 2
-nerved. Palea apex entire or divided to base. Anthers 3.
Distribution: Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales,
Drummond, Dale, Roe, Avon. South Australia: Flinders Ranges, Eyre
Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray, Yorke Peninsula, Southern Lofty, Kangaroo
Island, South-eastern. New South Wales: Southern Tablelands,
South-Western Plains, South Far Western Plains. Victoria: East Gippsland,
Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Grampians, Lowan Mallee, Murray Mallee,
Otway Plain, Riverina, Volcanic Plain, Wimmera. Tasmania: King Island,
Furneaux Group, North West, North East, Midlands, East Coast.
Notes. Also in
N.Z. All states but N.T. and Qld. In Tas. recorded from saltmarshes and
estuarine mud flats, saline lagoons and saline areas in agricultural land. In
Vic., in coastal and sandy margins of salinated water bodies. Flowers
Sept.-Jan. Fruits Oct.-Apr.Commonly in salty and often sandy areas near water.
Flowers Sept.-Feb. Fruits (July-)Oct.-Apr.