Genus:
Poa L.

Poa clivicola Vickery

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

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Butt sheaths herbaceous; pallid. Basal innovations intravaginal. Culms slender; 15-60 cm long; 1-2 -noded. Culm-internodes terete; smooth. Culm-nodes glabrous. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths smooth, or scaberulous; glabrous on surface. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 0.5-1.5 mm long; glabrous on abaxial surface, or scaberulous on abaxial surface; truncate. Leaf-blades filiform; involute; 3-15 cm long; 0.2-0.4 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle smooth. Panicle open; elliptic; effuse; 2-12 cm long. Primary panicle branches 2-5 -nate; sparsely divided. Panicle branches capillary; scaberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels scaberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 2-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 4-8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes smooth. Floret callus glabrous.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 4-8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes smooth. Floret callus glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scabrous. Lower glume surface smooth, or asperulous; rough above. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scabrous. Upper glume surface smooth, or asperulous; rough above. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; lanceolate in profile; 3-4 mm long; membranous; keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma midvein without distinctive roughness, or scaberulous; eciliate, or ciliolate; hairy below. Lemma margins eciliate, or ciliolate; hairy at base. Lemma apex acute. Palea 0.9 length of lemma. Palea keels scabrous; adorned above. Palea surface smooth, or scabrous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3; 1.5-2.5 mm long; yellow, or purple.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum punctiform.
Distribution
Australasia: Australia.
Reference
Poeae. Vickery.

Native to:

New South Wales, Victoria

Poa clivicola Vickery appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Vickery, J. [46029], New South Wales K000633929 isotype Yes

First published in Contr. New South Wales Natl. Herb. 4: 213 (1970)

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.
  • Wilson, A. (ed.) (2009). Flora of Australia 44A: 1-410. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

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

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. 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