Eragrostis minor Host APNI*
Description: Annuals to 60 cm tall, sometimes strongly-smelling.
Culms often with a glandular band below the nodes. Sheaths often with wart-like glands along the margin, sometimes along the nerves as well; ligule 0.3–0.5 mm long; blade to c.6 cm wide, flat or rolled, sometimes the upper surface with sparse hairs, wart-like glands along the margins and sometimes along the midrib.
Inflorescence more or less open, to c. 20 cm long, pedicles with a large gland. Spikelets 3–15 mm long, 1.3–2 mm wide, sometimes cleistogamous; rachilla persistent, flexuose; florets mostly <20. Glumes 1–1.9 mm long; acute or acuminate, sometimes with wart-like glands on the keel; lower 1–1.6 mm long; upper glume 1.3–1.9 mm long, sometimes 3-nerved. Lemmas obtuse, smooth to almost so, sometimes with a few glands along the keel; palea persistent, obtuse, ciliolate at apex.
Distribution and occurrence:
A weed of roadsides, railway lines and cultivation.
NSW subdivisions: *NWP, *SWS, *SWP, *NFWP, *SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A. N.T. W.A.
Text by Jacobs, S.W.L., Whalley, R.D.B. & Wheeler, D.J.B.
Taxon concept: Grasses of New South Wales, Fourth Edition (2008).
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