Poa meionectes Vickery APNI*
Synonyms: Poa exilis Vickery APNI*
Description: Caespitose perennial to 0.7 m high, with intravaginal innovations.
Leaves with sheath smooth to minutely scabrous, tightly enclosed around the culm or the lower becoming somewhat loose; ligule firmly membranous, c. 0.5 mm long, truncate; blade inrolled, angular-terete, finely scabrous, c. 0.3 mm wide, rather soft and often flexuous.
Panicle delicate, 1–15 cm long, loosely spreading to erect. Spikelets 3–5-flowered, 2.5–4 mm long, compressed. Glumes 1.5–2 mm long, 3-nerved, acute to subacuminate. Lemmas 2–3.5 mm long, 5-nerved, subglabrous or sparsely hairy on the keel and lateral nerves towards the base, glabrous on the internerves; web usually absent. Palea minutely scabrous on the upper keel and back.
Flowering: Flowers spring–summer.
Distribution and occurrence: South from Orange district.
Usually grows in eucalypt woodland on coastal ranges and slopes.
NSW subdivisions: SC, CT, ST, CWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
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