Paspalidium criniforme S.T.Blake APNI*
Description: Tufted perennial to 0.6 m high.
Leaves with sheath sometimes with fine tubercle-based hairs; ligule a row of cilia to 0.5 mm long; blade 1–2.5 mm wide, often with tubercle-based hairs.
Panicle 2.5–23 cm long, with the spikelets rather irregularly arranged, pedicels 0.5–1 mm long. Spikelets slightly constricted near the base, 2–2.5 mm long. Lower glume 50–60% as long as the spikelet, acute, 3–5-nerved; upper similar in texture, elliptic, subacute, sometimes minutely apiculate, 75–85% the length of the spikelet, 5–7-nerved. Lower lemma sterile, similar in texture to the glumes, acute, apiculate, 5-nerved; palea minute or absent. Upper lemma elliptic, acute, minutely apiculate, striolate and rather finely transversely rugulose, more coarsely so in the lower 50%.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in woodland on shale soils.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & C. A. Wall
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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