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Entolasia whiteana C.E.Hubb.
Family Poaceae
Entolasia whiteana C.E.Hubb. APNI*

Description: Straggling or shrubby wiry perennial to 0.8 m high with hairy or scaly rhizomes.

Leaves with sheath glabrous or hairy; ligule a row of hairs 0.6–1.2 mm long; blade 1–5 mm wide, glabrous or hairy with tubercle-based hairs.

Panicle 2–10 cm long; branches to 3 cm long. Spikelets solitary, 4–6 mm long. Lower glume 1.8–2.8 mm long, faintly 1–3-nerved; upper subequal to the spikelet, 5-nerved. Lower lemma similar to the upper glume but slightly longer, sterile, without a palea; upper 3.5–5.5 mm long, appearing as long as the spikelet, pubescent with fine white hairs, 5-nerved.


Flower
Photo J. & P. Edwards

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Flowering: most of the year.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in damper areas in scrub on sandy or sandstone-derived soils; north from Hilltop.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, CT
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & C. A. Wall
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)


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