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Eragrostis sororia Domin
Family Poaceae
Eragrostis sororia Domin APNI*

Description: Tufted scrambling perennial to c. 0.7 m high; culms erect or scrambling over vegetation.

Leaves with sheath glabrous or the margins with hairs < 0.25 mm long; orifice glabrous or with hairs to 1.5 mm long; ligule a ciliate rim with hairs to c. 0.25 mm long; blade flat or rolled, to 3 mm wide, scabrous.

Inflorescence open or contracted and interrupted, 5–20 cm long, 2–8 cm wide; rachis scabrous, glabrous; pedicels < 1 mm long, scabrous. Spikelets to 12 mm long, 2.5 mm wide, florets 5–25; rachilla tardily deciduous, the lemmas deciduous and the paleas persistent. Glumes 1.5–2.3 mm long, acute, smooth, glabrous, upper keel scabrous, margins membranous. Lemmas 2–2.5 mm long, acute to almost obtuse, glabrous, lightly scabrous; upper keel scabrous. Palea 80% the length of the lemma.

Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in woodland and native pasture on sandy soils.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
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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