Setaria queenslandica

Setaria queenslandica Domin. Biblioth.
85: 330 (1915).

Classification. (GPWG 2001) : Subfamily
Panicoideae. Paniceae.

Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information
: [Australia]:
"Nord-Queensland: in den Eucalyptus- Waldern zwischen Chillagoe und dem Walsh River
...", Domain, I. 1910.

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

Habit. Annual.
Culms geniculately ascending, 30–45 cm tall. Lateral branches simple.
Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades flat or
involute, 7–15 cm long, 2–4 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous,

Inflorescence solid, a panicle. Panicle linear, loose, 3–4 cm long.

Spikelets pedicelled, 1 in the cluster. Involucre composed of bristles, free
throughout. Fertile spikelets 2-flowered, the lower floret barren (rarely
male), the upper fertile, comprising 1 basal sterile florets, comprising 1
fertile floret(s), without rachilla extension, ovate, dorsally compressed, 3.5
mm long.

Glumes. Glumes
thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate, membranous, without keels, 3
-nerved. Upper glume ovate, membranous, without keels, 5 -nerved. Upper glume
surface scabrous. Florets. Basal sterile florets 1, barren, with palea.
Lemma of lower sterile floret 100 % of length of spikelet, membranous, 5

Fertile lemma 3.5 mm
long, without keel. Anthers 3.

: Australasia.

: Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland.

Western Australia: Gardner,
Fitzgerald. Northern Territory:
Darwin & Gulf, Barkly Tableland. Queensland:
Cook, Burke.

Notes. Placed
by Webster (1987) in synonymy with S. apiculata, but it has larger
spikelets than this species.



AVH 2011

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