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Poa queenslandica C.E.Hubb.
Family Poaceae
Common name: Queensland Grass

Poa queenslandica C.E.Hubb. APNI*

Description: Tall, loosely caespitose perennial to 1.8 m high with a loosely contracted rootstock.

Leaves with sheath becoming rather loose, striate, glabrous, smooth; ligule c. < 1–4 mm long, truncate; blade 4–15 mm wide, thin.

Panicle loose, 12–30 cm long, branches spreading. Spikelets 3–5 mm long, loosely 2–4-flowered. Glumes lightly scaberulous on the keels, lower 1.5–2 mm long, 1–3-nerved; upper 2–2.2 mm long, 3-nerved. Lemma 2.5–3 mm long, 5-nerved, sparsely hairy at the base, minutely scaberulous on the internerves and nerves; web absent. Palea scabrous on the back.

Flowering: most of the year.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows on the margins of rainforest; north from Nadgee S.F.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Sometimes treated as Sylvipoa queenslandica (C.E.Hubb.) Soreng, L.J.Gillespie & S.W.L.Jacobs.

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & S. M. Hastings
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***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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