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Lepturus repens, A new grass to the New South Wales Coastal Flora

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Paul Adam ,

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School of Biological Science University of New South Wales PO Box 1 Kensington NSW 2033
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J de Nardi,

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School of Biological Science University of New South Wales PO Box 1 Kensington NSW 2033
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Deborah Stevenson

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School of Biological Science University of New South Wales PO Box 1 Kensington NSW 2033
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Abstract

In April 1993, one of us (P.A.) noticed as unfamiliar grass during an inspection of Look-at-me-now Headland, north of Coffs Harbour. The specimens were sprawling and stoloniferous, tooting at nodes where tufts of shoots and leaves also arise. The inflorescences, at the ends of the stems (culms), were cylindrical spikes, with the spikelets embedded in the acix. The plants were growing on exposed rock ledges at the extreme seaward end of the headland. Although superficially the inflorescences showed some similarity to those of the introduced species Hainardia cylindrical and Parapholis incurve, both widespread on the New South Wales coast, the vegetative features were clearly not those of either of these species.
How to Cite: Adam, P., de Nardi, J. and Stevenson, D., 2010. Lepturus repens, A new grass to the New South Wales Coastal Flora. Wetlands Australia, 12(2), pp.29–31. DOI: http://doi.org/10.31646/wa.215
Published on 08 Jan 2010.
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