Scientific Name:
Glyceria striata (Lam.) Hitchc. (1928)
  • Poa striata Lam. (1791)
  • = Poa nervata Willd., Sp. Pl., ed. 4 [Willdenow] 1(2), 389 (1797)
  • Glyceria nervata (Willd.) Trin. (1830)

Stoloniferous clumps. Leaf-sheath light brown, membranous, closed, striate, ribs minutely scabrid, cross-veinlets few, inconspicuous. Ligule 1.5–3 mm, membranous, glabrous, tapered to a point. Leaf-blade 10–25 cm × 1–4 mm, flat, midrib minutely scabrid; margins minutely scabrid, narrowed to long fine tip. Panicle 15–25 cm, slender, with numerous small spikelets on slender branches naked below; rachis, branches and pedicels finely scabrid. Spikelets 2–3 mm, 3–4-flowered, light green to purplish. Glumes subequal, 1-nerved, membranous with conspicuous midnerve, ovate, subobtuse, margins ciliate; lower < 1 mm, upper c. 1 mm. Lemma 1.3–1.8 mm, 7-nerved, ovate, obtuse; nerves minutely tubercular-scabrid, extending into wide upper hyaline margin. Palea 1–1.5 mm, ≈ lemma, obovate, obtuse, keels minutely tubercular-scabrid. Rachilla 0.3–0.4 mm, minutely tubercular-scabrid. Anthers 0.3–0.4 mm. Caryopsis 0.8 × 0.6 mm.

[From: Edgar and Connor (2000) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 5 (second printing).]

Willdenow, C.L. von 1798: Species Plantarum. Vol. 1(2). Edition 4. G.C. Nauk, Berlin.