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Rigid Panic - native (Walwhalleya proluta)

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Native. Perennial. C3.

Family. Poaceae (Grass family).

Other names: Whalleya proluta, Homopholis proluta.


Rigid Panic resembles a Panicum, in which it was once included. Walwhalleya differs from Panicum in that the 1st glume is 0.6 to subequal to the length of the spiklet.

Walwhalleya: after R.D.B.Whalley, grassland ecologist from University of New England; proluta: wet, washed.

1: The 1st glume is almost as long as the lemma. 2: Flower spray, partly spread. Baringhup.