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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Entolasia Stapf
      1. Entolasia stricta (R.Br.) Hughes

        This species is accepted, and its native range is New Guinea to E. & SE. Australia.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short. Butt sheaths pilose. Culms geniculately ascending, or decumbent, or rambling; 20-80(-120) cm long; wiry; 4-10 -noded; without nodal roots, or rooting from lower nodes. Culm-internodes scaberulous; distally glabrous, or hirsute; with tubercle-based hairs. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; involute; 0.5-10 cm long; 1-7 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade midrib indistinct. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; glabrous, or hirsute; with tubercle-based hairs. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate; hardened.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 2-9; borne along a central axis; erect; unilateral; 2-7 cm long; bearing 2-10 fertile spikelets on each (secondary); simple, or secondarily branched. Central inflorescence axis 2-10 cm long. Rhachis angular; scaberulous on margins. Spikelet packing adaxial; regular; 2 -rowed. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels linear; flattened; 0.5-1.5 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; obtuse, or subacute; 2.25-3.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; obtuse, or subacute; 2.25-3.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 0.75-1 mm long; 0.25-0.33 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute, or acuminate. Upper glume elliptic; 2.25-3.5 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; 1 length of spikelet; herbaceous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume surface smooth, or asperulous; rough on veins. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; elliptic; 2.25-3.5 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; herbaceous; 5 -veined; smooth, or scaberulous; rough on veins; acute. Fertile lemma elliptic; dorsally compressed; 2.25-3.5 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma surface pubescent; hairy all along. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse, or acute. Palea involute; coriaceous; 2 -veined. Palea surface pubescent.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Papuasia. Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Vickery.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New Guinea, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Entolasia stricta (R.Br.) Hughes appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Brown, R. [6099], New South Wales K000674829 Unknown type material
    Moore, C. [30], New South Wales K000674831
    Sieber, F. W. [90], Australia K000674830
    Jackson, G.K. [2], Queensland K000674787

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1923: 331 (1923)

    Accepted by

    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Henty, E.E. (1969). A manual of the grasses of New Guinea: 1-215. Division of Botany, Dpt. of Forests, LAE, New Guinea.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Henty, E.E. (1969). A manual of the grasses of New Guinea: 1-215. Division of Botany, Dpt. of Forests, LAE, New Guinea.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0