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

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Stolons present. Basal innovations flabellate. Culms 30-50 cm long. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 9-17 cm long; 2-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth, or scaberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 5-13; digitate; radiating; unilateral; 5-23 cm long. Rhachis subterete; scabrous on surface. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; regular. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile, or sessile and pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1-2 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 1.8-4.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded; obtuse.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1-2 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 1.8-4.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded; obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; reaching apex of florets, or exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 1.4-2.3 mm long; 0.5-0.6 length of upper glume; hyaline; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scaberulous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 2.8-4.2 mm long; 1-1.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; hyaline; 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 elliptic; laterally compressed; 1.8-4.5 mm long; 0.2-0.7 mm wide; cartilaginous; dark brown, or black; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma margins pubescent; hairy above. Lemma apex emarginate, or truncate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 3-16 mm long overall. Apical sterile florets 1 in number; barren; oblong, or cuneate; 1.3-3.5 mm long. Apical sterile lemmas truncate; awned; 1 -awned. Apical sterile lemma awns 3.1-12.5 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, or obovoid; dorsally compressed; trigonous; 1.7-2.2 mm long.
Distribution
Africa: Macaronesia and south. Australasia: Australia and New Zealand. Pacific: southwestern and north-central.
Reference
Cynodonteae. Anderson.

Native to:

Lesser Sunda Is., New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

Introduced into:

Argentina Northeast, California, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Czechoslovakia, Fiji, Hawaii, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Niue, Norfolk Is., South Carolina, Spain, Tonga

Chloris truncata R.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
s.coll. [s.n.], Australia K000885783
Brown, R. [6243], Australia K000885784

First published in Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland.: 186 (1810)

Accepted by

  • Clayton, W.D. & Snow, N. (2010). A key to Pacific Grasses: 1-107. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Danihelka, J. Chrtek, J. & Kaplan, Z. (2012). Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic Preslia. Casopsi Ceské Botanické Spolecnosti 84: 647-811.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Edgar, E & Connor, H.E. (2010). Flora of New Zealand, ed. 2, 5: 1-650. R.E.Owen, Government Printer, Wellington.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 25: 1-781. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hansen, A. & Sunding, P. (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295.
  • Mallett, K. (ed.) (2005). Flora of Australia 44B: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
  • Orchard, A.E. (ed.) (1994). Oceanic Islands 1 Flora of Australia 49: 1-681. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
  • Sánchez Gullón, E. & Verloove, F. (2015). New records of interesting xenophytes in the Iberian Peninsula. V Lazaroa 36: 43-50.
  • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348. Missouri Botanical Garden.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Clayton, W.D. & Snow, N. (2010). A key to Pacific Grasses: 1-107. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Danihelka, J. Chrtek, J. & Kaplan, Z. (2012). Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic Preslia. Casopsi Ceské Botanické Spolecnosti 84: 647-811.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Edgar, E & Connor, H.E. (2010). Flora of New Zealand, ed. 2, 5: 1-650. R.E.Owen, Government Printer, Wellington.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 25: 1-781. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Hansen, A. & Sunding, P. (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295.
  • Mallett, K. (ed.) (2005). Flora of Australia 44B: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
  • Orchard, A.E. (ed.) (1994). Oceanic Islands 1 Flora of Australia 49: 1-681. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
  • Sánchez Gullón, E. & Verloove, F. (2015). New records of interesting xenophytes in the Iberian Peninsula. V Lazaroa 36: 43-50.
  • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348. Missouri Botanical Garden.

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