J.H. Willis & Court, Muelleria 1:45 (1956).
Synonymy: -P. lepida sensu F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 8:130 (1873), non Nees ex Steudel.
Common name: Scaly poa, scaly meadow-grass.
Small erect annual, 5-30 cm high; leaf blades flat, thin, flaccid, mostly 2-5 cm long.
Panicle 3-15 cm long, usually narrow and linear, with few short appressed branches rarely to 2 cm long; spikelets very strongly compressed, ovate to oval-oblong, 5-13-flowered, to 13 mm long, pale or geenish or purplish; glumes c. 2-5 mm long; lemmas mostly 3.5-4.5 mm long, usually 9-11-nerved, usually silky-woolly hairy on the nerves and the margins below; web absent.
S.Aust.: EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.
Flowering time: Sept. — Nov.
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