Agrostis joyceae S.W.L.Jacobs APNI*
Synonyms: Agrostis parviflora in part APNI*
Description: Slender erect or ascending, loosely tufted annuals or short-lived perennials to c. 40 cm tall; culms very slender, finely striate, c. 2-noded.
Leaves crowded at the base; sheath becoming loose from the culms in the upper part; ligule obtuse, to 3.5 mm long; blade mostly flat, to 1.5 mm wide.
Inflorescence much exserted, open, pyramidal, slightly drooping or nodding, less than twice as long as wide,several-flowered, to 12 cm long, branches and pedicels flexuose; most pedicels of upper branches >2 mm long, some to 5 mm long. Spikelets 1.8–2.5 mm long, usually purplish. Glumes acute, as long as the spikelet, sometimes hyaline towards the margins, subequal or the lower very slightly longer. Lemma truncate, 1.5–1.8 mm long, unawned; palea minute. Anthers 0.4–0.5 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Southern Tablelands (N.S.W.)
Comparatively dry areas near creeks in alpine areas.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Tas.
Text by S.W.L. Jacobs (2001)
Taxon concept: Telopea 9(3) (2001)
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