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This species is accepted, and its native range is New South Wales to Victoria.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose; clumped loosely. Culms erect; 20-30 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1-3 mm long; erose; truncate. Leaf-blades 2-3 mm wide; firm. Leaf-blade surface smooth, or scaberulous; glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; linear; 2-5 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 2.8-3.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded. Floret callus hairs 0.5 length of lemma.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 2.8-3.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded. Floret callus hairs 0.5 length of lemma.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; reaching apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 2.8-3.5 mm long; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scabrous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute; muticous, or mucronate. Upper glume lanceolate; 2.8-3.5 mm long; 1.2-1.3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scabrous. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute; muticous, or mucronate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate; 2.3-2.8 mm long; cartilaginous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface scaberulous; rough above. Lemma apex entire, or erose; acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; arising 0.66-0.75 way up back of lemma; curved; 1-2 mm long overall; without a column.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2.
Distribution
Australasia: Australia.
Reference
Aveneae. Vickery 2001.

Native to:

New South Wales, Victoria

Calamagrostis affinis (M.Gray) Govaerts appears in other Kew resources:

First published in World Checkl. Seed Pl. 3(1): 9 (1999)

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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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