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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Australia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Annual. Culms geniculately ascending, or decumbent; 15-45 cm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blades 8-15 cm long; 0.2-0.6 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth, or scabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 3-9; digitate; unilateral; 2.5-6 cm long. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 4-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent; obtuse.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 4-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent; obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 1.6-2.5 mm long; 0.6 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scaberulous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 2.6-3.9 mm long; 0.6-0.8 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scaberulous. Upper glume apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma elliptic; laterally compressed; elliptic in profile; 4-5 mm long; cartilaginous; pallid; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma midvein eciliate. Lemma lateral veins close to margins. Lemma surface scabrous. Lemma margins ciliate; hairy above. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; 3-10.5 mm long overall. Lateral lemma awns arising on apex of lobes; 2-6 mm long; shorter than principal. Palea fused below to rhachilla internode. Apical sterile florets 1 in number; barren; lanceolate; 1-2 mm long. Apical sterile lemmas lobed; 2 -fid (to base); awned; 3 -awned. Apical sterile lemma awns 3-8 mm long; 3 per spikelet in number.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; cuneate; fleshy. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; trigonous; 1.7-2.4 mm long. Hilum punctiform.
Distribution
Australasia: Australia.
Reference
Cynodonteae. Anderson.

Native to:

Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Chloris lobata Lazarides appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 3, 1968 Symon, D.E. [4910], Australia K000885776 paratype

First published in Austral. J. Bot., Suppl. Ser. 5: 20 (1972)

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.
  • Mallett, K. (ed.) (2005). Flora of Australia 44B: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Mallett, K. (ed.) (2005). Flora of Australia 44B: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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