Muelleria 7: 169 (1990) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Plants with elongated rhizomes or stolons; sheaths and stolons often reddish-pigmented. Description otherwise as for species. Flowers Sep.-Feb.
Brid, EGL, GipP, OtP. Known from scattered areas along the coast (e.g. Cape Bridgewater, Otway Coast, Portsea, Mallacoota areas. Also Tas.
Apart from the ramifying habit there appears to be no reliable characters to separate this from Poa poiformis var. poiformis and it may be that the variation is at least partly ecotypic - occurring when plants are partly buried by mobile sand or when plants are growing in shade.
There has been considerable confusion over the application of this name, sometimes being referred to a fine-leaved coastal grass with an extremely contracted inflorescence, mostly tussock-forming but sometimes ramifying. This latter entity appears to be close to, if not conspecific with P. halmaturina J.M.Black and is tentatively treated as such here. It is more often associated with calcareous sands or shallow silliceous sands overlying basalt.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|