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Prairie grass

Scientific Name
Bromus unioloides
Scientific Author
Raspail, F.V. (1825)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Liliopsida: Cyperales: Poaceae)
Reliability
High
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Australian $2 Coin with Florets
Source
Clare McLellan Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Floret(s)

Description

Floret Colour: Straw coloured, Yellow

Floret Length: Greater than 10mm

Floret Sculpture: Carinate without awn, Divided with central groove

Floret Shape: Lanceolate (Lance shaped)

Fertile florets imbricate to tip. Fertile lemma oblong; laterally compressed; 12–20 mm long; 3–7 mm wide; chartaceous; much thinner on margins; keeled; distinctly keeled; 9–13 -veined. Lemma surface scaberulous; rough on veins. Lemma apex lobed; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 1–9 mm long overall. Palea 0.7–0.7 length of lemma. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped. Source: See Web Links KEW Royal Botanic Gardens
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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
16/01/2012 02:57 AEST
Last Updated
16/01/2013 11:47 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2012) Prairie grass (Bromus unioloides ) Updated on 1/16/2013 11:47:52 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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