Genus:
Poa L.

Poa minimiflora Stapf

This species is accepted, and its native range is New Guinea.

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Butt sheaths persistent and investing base of culm; with fibrous dead sheaths. Basal innovations extravaginal and intravaginal. Culms erect; 15-30 cm long. Leaf-sheaths smooth; glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1.5-4.5 mm long; acute, or acuminate. Leaf-blades filiform; involute; 4-8 cm long; 0.6 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth; glabrous. Leaf-blade apex abruptly acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle smooth, or scaberulous above. Panicle open; lanceolate; 3-5.5 cm long; 0.5-1.4 cm wide. Primary panicle branches appressed, or ascending; 1-3 -nate; 1-2.6 cm long; bearing 2-8 fertile spikelets on each lower branch. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 2.25-2.75 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 0.2-0.35 mm long; smooth. Floret callus glabrous.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 2.25-2.75 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 0.2-0.35 mm long; smooth. Floret callus glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 1.35-2.2 mm long; 0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scabrous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface asperulous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 1.75-2.5 mm long; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scabrous. Upper glume surface asperulous. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma elliptic; 2-2.4 mm long; membranous; keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma surface scaberulous. Lemma apex acute. Palea keels scaberulous. Rhachilla extension 0.4-0.65 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3; 0.5-1.2 mm long; yellow, or purple.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; 1.4-1.5 mm long. Hilum punctiform.
Distribution
Asia-tropical: Papuasia.
Reference
Poeae. Alp Fl N Guin 1994.

Native to:

New Guinea

Poa minimiflora Stapf appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Apr 1, 1983 Giulianetti, A. [s.n.], New Guinea K000290446 holotype Yes
Giulianetti, A. [s.n.], New Guinea K000290447 Yes

First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 27: t. 2608 (1899)

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.

  • 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