Sylvipoa queenslandica

Sylvipoa queenslandica (C.E.Hubb.) Soreng, Gillespie & Jacobs, Australian Systematic Botany 22: 404 (2009)

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

Basionym and/or
Replacement Name: 
Poa queenslandica C.E. Hubb. Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1934: 449 (1934)

Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information
: Australia: Queensland: ... Spring Cr., near
Killarney, on mt. slope, in rain forest, at foot of water-fall amongst basaltic
boulders: Mar 1931, Hubbard 5783 (HT: K; II: BRI).

Key references
(books and floras):
[2002] D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of
, as Poa [2008] S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Walley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses
of New South Wales
(353)as Poa , [2009] A.Wilson (ed.). Flora of Australia,
Vol 44A. Poaceae 2 (332) as Poa.

[2008] S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Whalley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South
, 4th edn (353), [2009] as Poa . A.Wilson (ed.), Flora of Australia 44A:
Poaceae 2 (333, Fig. 44) as Poa .

Perennial. Culms erect or geniculately ascending, 40–150 cm tall, 5–9 -noded.
Mid-culm nodes glabrous. Lateral branches simple or sparsely branched. Leaves
cauline. Leaf-sheaths smooth, glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane,
2–4.5 mm long, abaxially glabrous or abaxially hairy, entire or lacerate,
truncate. Leaf-blades flat, 16–40 cm long, 4–17 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface
smooth or scaberulous, glabrous.

Inflorescence compound, a panicle. Panicle ovate, 12–35 cm long, 8–16 cm wide.

Spikelets pedicelled. Fertile spikelets many flowered, with at least 2 fertile
florets (2–6), comprising 1–6 fertile floret(s), with diminished florets at the
apex, lanceolate or oblong, laterally compressed, 3–6.5 mm long.

Glumes. Glumes
similar. Lower glume lanceolate or ovate, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 1–3
-nerved. Upper glume ovate, 1.7–2.7 mm long, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 3

Fertile lemma 2.3–3.2 mm long, keeled, 5 -nerved. Lemma surface indumented.
Lodicules present. Anthers 3. Grain 1.8 mm long.

Continental Distribution:

: Queensland, New South Wales.

Darling Downs, Moreton. New South Wales: North Coast, Central Coast,
South Coast, Northern Tablelands, Southern Tablelands.

Endemic. N from Nadgee, N.S.W. and Qld. Found in and on the margins of
rainforests, at altitudes usually above 1000 m. Flowers Feb.-Aug. Fruits

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