Anthosachne kingiana subsp. multiflora (Banks & Sol. ex Hook. f.) Goeverts

J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 27: 24 (2014) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Weakly tufted perennial. Culms erect or ascending, to c. 80 cm high. Leaves glabrous or with scattered hairy; blades flat or inrolled, lightly scabrous at least on the upper surface, 8–30 cm long and 2–6 mm wide; sheath smooth or scabrous; ligule to 0.6 mm long, scarious; auricles weakly to well-developed, to c. 2 mm long, narrow, at least partially encircling the culm. Inflorescence a spike with usually 5–12 spikelets. Spikelets 6–12-flowered, 16–40 mm long excluding awns; glumes ovate to acuminate, 3–8 mm long, both (4-)5-(6-)nerved, subequal or the upper up to 3 mm longer than lower; rachilla hairs not covering thickened base of lemma callus; callus not thckened at tip, flat or concave on dorsal surface, glabrous or nearly so; lemma rounded dorsally, smooth or finely scabrous, oblong or narrow-lanceolate, 7–12 mm long, shortly mucronate or with a straight awn to 7(–11) mm long; palea about equal to body of lemma. Flowers Sep.–Dec.

EGL, GipP, Gold, HSF, MuF, MSB, OtP, VRiv, VVP. Scattered and rather uncommon, associated to some extent with temporary or permanent swamps, lagoons, floodplains and banks of watercourses, but also recorded from near-coastal sandy ground in east Gippsland and a dry, stony slope above the Macalister River, north of Licola.

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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Anthosachne kingiana subsp. multiflora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Anthosachne kingiana subsp. multiflora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

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South Australia
New South Wales