Paspalidium aversum Vickery APNI*
Description: Tufted perennial to 0.9 m high, with extravaginal innovations.
Leaves with sheath glabrous or the margins and collar ciliate; ligule membranous below, ciliate above, c. 1 mm long; blade 3–8 mm wide, antrorsely scabrous or glabrous.
Panicle 5–30 cm long; bristle c. 30–50% the length of the terminating spikelet. Spikelets acute, 2.5–2.75 mm long. Lower glume 40–50% as long as the spikelet, shortly acute to obtuse, 3–5-nerved; upper subequalling the spikelet, 5–7-nerved. Lower lemma sterile, equalling the spikelet in size and shape, 5-nerved; palea small or absent. Upper lemma acute, apiculate, as long as the spikelet, striolate throughout and moderately coarsely rugulose about the middle and lower portions.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in creek lines and drainage ways on good soil.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & C. A. Wall
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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