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

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Morphology General Habit
Annual. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 15-130 cm long; 3-6 -noded. Culm-nodes glabrous. Leaf-sheaths keeled; glabrous on surface. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 5-30 cm long; 4-15 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins smooth, or scaberulous; glabrous, or ciliate; hairy at base. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes numerous; borne along a central axis; closely spaced; appressed; unilateral; 1-4 cm long; bearing 10-30 fertile spikelets on each. Central inflorescence axis 2.5-13 cm long; glabrous. Rhachis subterete; scabrous on margins. Spikelet packing 4 -rowed. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled; subequal. Pedicels unequal; 0.2-1.1 mm long; scabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; gibbous; cuspidate; 4-5.7 mm long; 1.7-2.2 mm wide; falling entire.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; gibbous; cuspidate; 4-5.7 mm long; 1.7-2.2 mm wide; falling entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes dissimilar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; clasping; 1.5-2.2 mm long; 0.33-0.5 length of spikelet; without keels; 3-7 -veined. Lower glume surface scabrous. Lower glume apex acute; mucronate. Upper glume elliptic, or ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 9 -veined. Upper glume surface scabrous. Upper glume apex cuspidate; mucronate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Basal sterile florets barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 5-7 -veined; concave across back; scabrous; obtuse. Fertile lemma ovate; gibbous; 3.8-5.5 mm long; indurate; much thinner above; shiny; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex rostrate; laterally pinched. Palea reflexed at apex; indurate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Anthers 3.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
Distribution
Australasia: Australia.
Reference
Paniceae. Webster 1994.

Native to:

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia

Introduced into:

Austria

Echinochloa turneriana (Domin) J.M.Black appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. S. Austral., ed. 2, 1: 72 (1943)

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.

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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