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Dichelachne inaequiglumis (Hack. ex Cheeseman) Edgar & Connor
Family Poaceae
Dichelachne inaequiglumis (Hack. ex Cheeseman) Edgar & Connor APNI*

Synonyms: Dichelachne sciurea var. inaequiglumis Hack. ex Cheeseman APNI*

Description: Tufted perennial to 1 m high; culms usually glabrous.

Leaves with sheath mostly glabrous, occasionally with scattered hairs to 0.5 mm long; ligule membranous, to 1 mm long, one side sometimes with an auricular lobe subequal to the ligule; blade flat or inrolled, to 2 mm wide, glabrous or sometimes with scattered hairs to 0.5 mm long, lower surface usually smooth, upper surface often scabrous.

Inflorescence ± contracted, 6–30 cm long, 1–3 cm wide. Spikelets 4.5–6.6 mm long with no obvious rachilla extension. Glumes unequal, lower 2.7–4.5 mm long, upper 3.5–5.5 mm long. Lemma 4–6.5 mm long (excluding awn), distinctly longer than glumes, subterminally awned 0.24–1 mm below the apex; awn 12–20 mm long, geniculate, twisted. Palea subequal to lemma. Anthers 3.


Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in woodland on better soils.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, SWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & K. L. McClay
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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