Common name: Bordered Panic
Entolasia marginata (R.Br.) Hughes APNI*
Synonyms: Panicum marginatum R.Br. APNI*
Description: Straggling or shrubby wiry rhizomatous perennial usually to 0.8 m high but to c. 2 m high when straggling through undergrowth.
Leaves with sheath glabrous or sparsely hairy; ligule < 1 mm long; blade 2–15 mm wide, very variable in size, glabrous or sparingly hairy.
Panicle 4–20 cm long, ± appressed; branches 0.2–1.5 cm long. Spikelets solitary, loosely arranged, 2.5–3.8 mm long. Lower glume c. 0.5–1 mm long; upper as long as the spikelet, 5-nerved, glabrous. Lower lemma similar to upper glume, sterile, without a palea. Upper lemma 2–2.4 mm long, noticeably shorter than the spikelet, pubescent with fine white hairs.
Flowering: throughout most of year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in scrub in slightly damper areas on sandy or sandstone-derived soils.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & C. A. Wall
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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