Digitaria leucostachya (Domin) Henrard APNI*
Description: Caespitose perennial to 1 m high.
Leaves with ligule < 1 mm long; blade 2–5 mm wide.
Panicle of 1 or 2 (rarely 3 or 4) spike-like racemes 12–25 cm long, bearing the pedicellate spikelets in pairs above or rarely singly. Spikelets densely clothed in appressed silky hairs, that exceed and obscure the outline of the spikelet, 2.25–2.75 mm long (without the indumentum). Lower glume a minute, hyaline, rounded rim or obsolescent; upper glume c. equalling the spikelet, 3-nerved, densely silky on the back and margins. Sterile lemma equalling the spikelet, 5-nerved, densely silky. Fertile floret 1.9–2.3 mm long, brown, acuminate or slightly apiculate, minutely punctulate-striolate.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sandy soils in coastal areas.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & C. A. Wall
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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