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Poa fawcettiae Vickery
Family Poaceae
Common name: Smooth Blue Snowgrass, Horny Snowgrass

Poa fawcettiae Vickery APNI*

Description: Smooth, often bluish, glabrous, densely caespitose perennial to 0.6 m high, with intravaginal innovations.

Leaves with sheath subsmooth; ligule 0.5–1.5 mm long, firmly membranous, obtuse to truncate; blade rigid, erect or oblique, tightly folded, compressed-terete, c. 1 mm wide, mostly very smooth except often scabrous near the base.

Panicles 3–18 cm long, at length open with short, spreading branches. Spikelets compressed, 3–5-flowered, c. 5 mm long. Glumes subacute, c. 3 mm long, 3-nerved. Lemmas c. 3–3.5 mm long, obtuse, 5-nerved, hairy on the back below; web present or scanty or obsolescent. Palea finely scabrous above and ciliolate or scabrous-ciliolate below on the keels.

Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows at 1600-2000 m in upper woodland and treeless subalpine meadows of the Australian Alps; south from 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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