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Deyeuxia affinis M.Gray
Family Poaceae
Common name: Allied Bent-grass

Deyeuxia affinis M.Gray APNI*

Synonyms: Deyeuxia sp. B sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*

Description: Loosely tufted perennial to 0.3 m high.

Leaves with ligule membranous, 1–3 mm long, subtruncate, erose and ciliolate at the apex; blade moderately stiff, to 3 mm wide, surfaces smooth and glabrous to hispidulous, margins scabrous.

Panicle narrow and contracted, c. 2–5 cm long. Spikelets 2.8–3.5 mm long. Glumes subequal or unequal, antrorsely scabrid on the keel above, acute, subacute or with a minute mucro. Lemma lanceolate, 2.3–2.8 mm long, 5-nerved, smooth towards the base becoming scaberulous especially on the nerves above, subacute or irregularly toothed at the apex; callus blunt, densely bearded, c. 0.2 mm long; awn usually shortly exserted, antrorsely scabrid, straight or slightly geniculate, not or scarcely twisted, 1–2 mm long, attached in the upper 30% of the lemma. Palea shorter than lemma.

Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in rocky areas in short alpine herbfields, and in moist areas; south from the Kosciusko area.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
AVH map***

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & S. M. Hastings
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)

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***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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