Poa sieberiana var. cyanophylla Vickery

Contr. New South Wales Natl Herb. 4: 227 (1970)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Plants mostly densely caespitose, but sometimes developing short rhizomes or stolons. Leaf blades bluish, usually slightly waxy, rarely more than 10 cm long, very fine (0.3 mm diam. or less); ligule up to 2 mm long. Spikelets 2.8–4.3 mm long. Flowers Nov.–Mar.

EGU, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT. Apparently confined in Victoria to elevated sites in the east with an isolated occurrence at Mt Useful near Aberfeldy.

On Mt Tingaringy, a population occurs which although referable to Poa sieberiana var. cyanophylla, has the ligule longer and the lemma more nearly glabrous; this suggests P. hookeri Vickery which also occurs on that mount.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1994). Poaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-19
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Poaceae
genus Poa
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Poa sieberiana var. cyanophylla in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Poa sieberiana var. cyanophylla in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

Distribution map
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory