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

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 7-35 cm long; 2-3 -noded. Culm-internodes scaberulous. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long; truncate, or obtuse. Leaf-blades filiform; convolute; 2-15 cm long; 0.5-0.8 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth, or scaberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open, or contracted; lanceolate, or oblong, or pyramidal; dense; 2-9 cm long. Primary panicle branches spreading; 2-5 -nate. Panicle branches stiff. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 1.7-2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pilose. Floret callus hairs 0.2 length of lemma.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 1.7-2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pilose. Floret callus hairs 0.2 length of lemma.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume ovate; 0.8-1.2 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scaberulous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 0.8-1.2 mm long; 0.5-0.7 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scaberulous. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 1.7-2 mm long; cartilaginous; keeled; 3-5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins ribbed. Lemma apex emarginate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; straight; 0.5 mm long overall. Palea 1 length of lemma. Rhachilla extension 0.33-0.5 length of fertile floret; glabrous, or pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Anthers 3.
Distribution
Australasia: Australia.
Reference
Aveneae. Vickery.

Native to:

New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria

Calamagrostis gunniana (Nees) Reeder appears in other Kew resources:

First published in J. Arnold Arbor. 31: 323 (1950)

Not 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. [Cited as Ancistragrostis gunniana.]

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