Common name: Warrego Grass
Paspalidium jubiflorum (Trin.) Hughes APNI*
Synonyms: Setaria jubiflora (Trin.) R.D.Webster APNI*
Description: Tufted perennial to 1.3 m high, with extravaginal innovations from a contracted rootstock.
Leaves with sheath glabrous; ligule densely ciliate at the top, c. 1 mm long; blade 2.5–7 mm wide, usually smooth.
Panicle 10–50 cm long. Spikelets in 2 even rows, ± crowded, 2.5–3 mm long, acute. Lower glume c. 50% the length of the spikelet, ± acute, usually 3-nerved; upper usually 7–9-nerved, 75% to almost as long as the spikelet, obtuse. Lower lemma sterile, c. equalling the spikelet, 5-nerved; palea absent or very small. Upper lemma about equalling the spikelet, ovate to elliptic, acute, apiculate, striolate, finely transversely rugulose for the lower 75%.
Flowering: in response to rain or flooding.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on banks of inland rivers; widespread.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & C. A. Wall
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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