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Sand Oat

Scientific Name
Avena strigosa
Scientific Author
Schreber (1771)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Liliopsida: Cyperales: Poaceae)
Reliability
High
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Floret Dorsal
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Seed Project
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Clare McLellan Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Floret(s)

Description

Floret Colour: Variable - brown/yellow

Floret Length: 7 - 10mm

Floret Sculpture: Without awn, Divided with medium groove

Floret Shape: Lanceolate (Lance shaped)

Florets fertile lemma lanceolate; 10–17 mm long; coriaceous; much thinner above; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma surface scaberulous; rough above; glabrous, or pilose; hairy all along, or above (when hairy). Lemma apex dentate; 2–4 -fid; awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; arising 0.5 way up back of lemma; geniculate; 20–35 mm long overall; with twisted column. Lateral lemma awns arising on apex of lobes; 3–9 mm long; shorter than principal. Palea keels ciliolat

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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
28/11/2011 03:22 AEST
Last Updated
16/01/2013 11:32 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2011) Sand Oat (Avena strigosa) Updated on 1/16/2013 11:32:55 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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