Poa sieberiana var. sieberiana

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tufted plants. Leaves green, blades to 30 (–50) cm long, 0.3–0.7 mm diam., lightly scabrous; ligule 0.2–0.4 mm long. Spikelets 4–6 mm long. Flowers mainly Oct.–Mar.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas. Probably the commonest tussock-grass in the State, occurring from near sea-level to the alps, but absent from the far north-west and rare in mallee communitites generally.

Alpine and subalpine forms commonly have almost smooth leaves and are difficult to distinguish from Poa hiemata Vickery but generally have coarser leaves than that generally higher alpine species.

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
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Poaceae
genus Poa
Higher taxa

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Poa sieberiana var. sieberiana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Poa sieberiana var. sieberiana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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State
South Australia
Queensland
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
Victoria
Tasmania