Digitaria breviglumis (Domin) Henrard APNI*
Synonyms: Digitaria diminuta Hughes APNI*
Description: Loosely caespitose perennial to 0.7 m high.
Leaves with sheath sprinkled with fine hairs; ligule 2–4 mm long; blade mostly 1–3 mm wide, sometimes densely or loosely sprinkled with fine hairs.
Racemes 2–10, on a common axis 1–9 cm long, 2–12 cm long, spikelets mostly binate, loosely and irregularly arranged, the shorter pedicel c. as long as and the longer much exceeding the length of the spikelet. Spikelets 1.25–1.5 mm long. Lower glume minute, c. 10–15% the length of the spikelet; upper usually 25–50% as long as the spikelet, glabrous. Sterile lemma 3–7-nerved with 3–5 nerves usually visible from the front, usually glabrous, subequal to or slightly shorter than the spikelet. Fertile lemma apiculate, punctulate, at first pale yellowish, at maturity brown to brownish black, usually a little longer than the sterile lemma. longer than the sterile lemma.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry woodland.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, CT, NWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & C. A. Wall
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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