Poa poiformis var. poiformis (Labill.) Druce APNI*
|Poa poiformis (Labill.) Druce var. poiformis ||Family Poaceae|
Description: Densely tufted erect perennial to 1 m high, rarely with vertical or oblique rhizomes.
Leaves with sheath usually smooth, the lower becoming loose; ligule truncate, 0.25–1.25 mm long; blade usually strongly convolute and terete or angular-terete, mostly 0.25–1.5 mm wide.
Panicle 8–30 cm long, commonly contracted. Spikelets 2–7-flowered, compressed, 6–10 mm long. Glumes 3–5 mm long, acute to acuminate, lower 1–3-nerved, upper 3-nerved. Lemma 3–6 mm long, subacute to truncate, 5–7-nerved, hairy on the keel to c. the middle and usually on the lateral nerves and margins, the internerves usually glabrous; web usually long and copious. Palea scabrous on the keels above.
Flowering: most of year.
Distribution and occurrence: Occurs in Coastal regions south from Port Stephens, also Lord Howe Island; Vic., Tas., SA., and WA..
Grows along ocean foreshores and estuaries, occasionally on coastal sand dunes and cliffs, especially south-facing cliffs.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, LHI
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & S. M. Hastings
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
|The single variety in NSW. Characters and distribution as for the species in NSW.|
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