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Deyeuxia mckiei Vickery
Family Poaceae
Deyeuxia mckiei Vickery APNI*

Description: Erect loosely tufted perennial to 1.2 m high.

Leaves with ligule membranous, 2–4 mm long, obtuse or truncate; blade 2–6 mm wide, conspicuously striate, deeply grooved, scaberulous on both surfaces.

Panicle large, 7–40 cm long, laxly spreading and nodding, with long, filiform, 2–8-nate branches. Spikelets 2.5–3.5 mm long, not prominently laterally compressed. Glumes not widely gaping, obtuse, 1-nerved, slightly keeled, unequal, lower 1.5–2 mm long, upper 2–2.5 mm long. Lemma conspicuously exceeding the glumes, narrow-truncate, densely scaberulous, 5-nerved, with a minute dorsal awn attached just below the apex, not or scarcely exceeding the lemma; callus short, barbed with rather stiff hairs, 0.2–1.4 mm long. Palea slightly shorter than lemma.


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Flowering: spring–summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in mountain forests; north from Bodalla.
NSW subdivisions: NC, SC, NT, CT
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

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


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