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Poa affinis R.Br.
Family Poaceae
Poa affinis R.Br. APNI*

Description: Densely or somewhat loosely caespitose perennials, rarely rhizomatous. Culms moderately slender, slightly compressed, smooth, many-noded, mostly <1.2 m tall, often loosely intertwined or scrambling amongst shrubs.

Sheaths keeled and compressed upwards, becoming loose, glabrous, smooth or minutely scabrid; ligule membranous, 0.5–2 mm long, truncate; blade flat, 10–30 cm long, linear, tip acuminate, not rigid, glabrous, scabrid to almost smooth.

Inflorescence much exserted, to 19 cm long, somewhat contracted or spreading. Spikelets lanceolate, 2–7-flowered. Glumes acute, 1–3-nerved. Lemmas 5-nerved, obtuse or subacute, web moderately copious to absent; palea minutely scabrous on the keels above.

Flowering: Flowers spring to summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in woodland on sandstone near the coast.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, CWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
AVH map***

Text by Jacobs, S.W.L., Whalley, R.D.B. & Wheeler, D.J.B.
Taxon concept: Grasses of New South Wales, Fourth Edition (2008).

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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