1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Anthosachne Steud.
      1. Anthosachne plurinervis (Vickery) Barkworth & S.W.L.Jacobs

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Australia.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; 30-55 cm long. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate; 0.05-1.6 mm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.3-0.8 mm long. Leaf-blades 15-30 cm long; 1.8-4.1 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Peduncle glabrous. Racemes 1; single; bilateral; 21-70 cm long; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 6-13 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis flattened. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; distant. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2-20 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 25-48 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent. Floret callus glabrous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2-20 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 25-48 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent. Floret callus glabrous.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume ovate, or obovate; 7.7-11 mm long; 0.9-1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; 5-6 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate, or obovate; 8-12 mm long; 0.66-0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; without keels; 5-8 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic, or ovate; 12-14.5 mm long; coriaceous; keeled; keeled above; 5-7 -veined. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn curved; 17-27 mm long overall. Palea keels scabrous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 2.3-3 mm long.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Triticeae. Fl Australia 2010.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Queensland

    Anthosachne plurinervis (Vickery) Barkworth & S.W.L.Jacobs appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Telopea 13: 50 (2011)

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Wilson, A. (ed.) (2009). Flora of Australia 44A: 1-410. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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