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Eragrostis interrupta (R.Br.) P.Beauv.
Family Poaceae
Eragrostis interrupta (R.Br.) P.Beauv. APNI*

Description: Tufted perennial to 1.5 m high.

Leaves with sheath margin often with hairs < 0.25 mm long; orifice sometimes with rigid hairs to 2 mm long; ligule a ciliate rim with hairs to 0.25 mm long; blade flat or rolled, to 5 mm wide, glabrous, sometimes scabrous.

Inflorescence contracted, interrupted, 25–50 cm long, to 4 cm wide; rachis smooth, glabrous; branches erect, scabrous; pedicels 0–1 mm long, scabrous. Spikelets 6–24 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm wide, subsessile, densely overlapping, florets 9–36; rachilla persistent with lemmas deciduous, paleas persistent. Glumes subulate to acute, glabrous, keel scabrous; lower glume 1.5–2 mm long, upper 2–3 mm long. Lemmas 2–2.5 mm long, acute, keeled, smooth, glabrous. Palea slightly shorter than lemma, 2-keeled, glabrous, keels scabrous.


Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sandy soils near the coast; north from Kempsey.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

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


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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