Agrostis thompsoniae S.W.L.Jacobs APNI*
Synonyms: Agrostis parviflora in part APNI*
Description: Slender erect or ascending, loosely tufted annuals or short-lived perennials to c. 40 cm tall; culms very slender, finely striate, c. 2-noded.
Leaves crowded at the base; sheath becoming loose from the culm in the upper part; ligule obtuse, to 5 mm long; blade mostly flat, to 2.5 mm wide.
Inflorescence much exserted, more than twice as long as wide, few-flowered, to 12 cm long, branches and pedicels straight; most pedicels of upper branches <2 mm long. Spikelets c. 1.5–2.5 mm long, pale greenish or sometimes purplish. Glumes acute, as long as the spikelet, sometimes hyaline towards the margins, subequal or the lower very slightly longer. Lemma truncate, 1.3–1.8 mm long, unawned; palea minute. Anthers 0.4–0.5 mm long.
Flowering: Flowers summer.
Distribution and occurrence:
Grows in depressions, sod tussock grassland, and in fens, bogs and wet areas in alpine herbfields.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by Jacobs, S.W.L., Whalley, R.D.B. & Wheeler, D.J.B.
Taxon concept: Grasses of New South Wales, Fourth Edition (2008).
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