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Poa cheelii Vickery
Family Poaceae
Poa cheelii Vickery APNI*

Description: Perennial to 1 m high, with the shoots extravaginal and arising singly or in fascicles from a loosely contracted or subelongate rhizome system often resulting in a loose or somewhat dense tussock.

Leaves with sheath keeled, scaberulous; ligule c. 1 mm long, firmly membranous, truncate; blade mostly flat when fresh, 1–4 mm wide when expanded.

Inflorescence mostly 8–25 cm long, somewhat contracted above. Spikelets 3–6-flowered. Glumes 3-nerved, acute or subacute. Lemmas obtuse, rather narrow to rather broad, web long, scanty to moderately copious; palea furrowed down the centre.


Flowering: Flowers spring to summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Often grows on stony soil in woodland on sandstone.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
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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