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Briza subaristata Lam.
Family Poaceae
Briza subaristata Lam. APNI*

Description: Glabrous perennial to 0.8 m high.

Leaves with sheath loose, smooth to scaberulous; ligule oblong, obtuse, 1–1.5 mm long; blade becoming recurved, to 2.5 mm wide, apex sharply attenuate.

Inflorescence linear to ovate, compact, 3–15 cm long. Spikelets ovate to broad-ovate, erect on short pedicels, 4–12-flowered. Glumes broad-obovate, shortly acute or obtuse, green or purplish. Lemmas closely imbricate, broad-obovate, mucronate, 2 mm long, glabrous. Palea elliptic, 1 mm long, finely winged, the wings glabrous.


Flower
Photo L. von Richter

Fruit
Photo L. von Richter

Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in long-established low-fertile soils but not disturbed pastures. Native of S Amer.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *CT, *ST
AVH map***

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & S. M. Hastings
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)


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