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

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Annual. Basal innovations flabellate. Culms erect; 20-75 cm long. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blades 5-15 cm long; 2-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth, or scaberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 4-13; digitate; ascending, or spreading; unilateral; 5-11 cm long. Rhachis subterete; scabrous on surface. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; regular. Spikelets pectinate; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets, or 2 fertile florets (rarely); with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 3-6.2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded; obtuse.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets, or 2 fertile florets (rarely); with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 3-6.2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded; obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 1.4-2.5 mm long; 0.5-0.6 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scaberulous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 2.9-4.3 mm long; 0.7-0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scaberulous. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma linear, or lanceolate; laterally compressed; 3-6.2 mm long; cartilaginous; grey, or black; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma surface scabrous. Lemma margins eciliate, or pubescent; hairy above. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; with lobes 0.5-1 mm long; incised 0.15-0.2 of lemma length; acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; 6-37 mm long overall. Apical sterile florets 1 in number; barren; elliptic; 1.7-2.9 mm long. Apical sterile lemmas lobed; 2 -fid; acute; awned; 1 -awned. Apical sterile lemma awns 4-10 mm long; 1 per spikelet in number.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; cuneate; fleshy. Anthers 3; 0.6 mm long. Stigmas 2.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; dorsally compressed; trigonous; 2.3 mm long.
Distribution
Australasia: Australia.
Reference
Cynodonteae. Anderson.
Diagnostic
Sterile lemma lobed 0.25-0.5 its length.

Native to:

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia

Introduced into:

Czechoslovakia, South Carolina

Chloris pectinata Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Staer, J. [s.n.], South Australia K000885773 Unknown type material
Giles [s.n.], Australia K000885772
Mueller, F.J.H.von [s.n.], Australia K000885716 Unknown type material

First published in Fl. Austral. 7: 612 (1878)

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.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 25: 1-781. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Hadinec, J. & Lustyk, P. (eds.) (2014). Additamenta ad floram Reipublicae Bohemicae. XII Zprávy Ceské Botanické Spolecnosti 49: 73-206.
  • Mallett, K. (ed.) (2005). Flora of Australia 44B: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 25: 1-781. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Hadinec, J. & Lustyk, P. (eds.) (2014). Additamenta ad floram Reipublicae Bohemicae. XII Zprávy Ceské Botanické Spolecnosti 49: 73-206.
  • Mallett, K. (ed.) (2005). Flora of Australia 44B: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

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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