Author(s): BUCHANAN JOHN
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 Excerpt: ...of silky hairs on margins and back; or circles of hair round the glume, fringed with hairs on margins in D. Buchanani, and D. pauciflora Awn subulate, not twisted. Flowering glume with a circle of hairs at bottom, and distant tufts of hairs on margins and back------7. D. pilosa. Awn twisted at the base. Flowering glume with a circle of long hairs beneath the lobes, and a second circle of shorter hairs near the bottom... 8. D. semi-annularis. Flowering glume fringed on the margins only with long silky hairs-9. D. Buchanani. Awn very short, lobes not longer than their base. Flowering glume with one tuft of hairs on each margin-----10. D. nuda. Flowering glume with a fringe of hairs on the lower half of margins----11. D. pauciflora. 1.--DANTHONIa CUNNINGHaMII. SMALL FLOWERED OAT TUSSAC GRASS. (Plate XXIX.) Danthonia Antarctica, Var. B. Laxifolia, Hook, fil., Fl. N.Z. I., 303. Agrostis Pilosa, A. Cunn., not A. Rich. Danthonia Rigida, Hook, fil., Fl., N.Z. I., t. 69a., not Raoul. Danthonia Cunninghamii, Hook, fil., Handb. N.Z. Flora, 1,332. A Large tussac grass, found from sea-level to 2500 feet altitude. Flowers December--January. Culms 3--5 feet high,-inch diameter, glabrous or pilose below. Leaves 3--4 feet long, coriaceous, concave,-inch broad, glabrous; sheaths broad; ligule o, or a narrow line of short hairs round the mouth of sheath. Panicle large, drooping, 10--18 inches long, branches many or few in distant pairs, or single, very slender, 6--a 2 inches long, pubescent. Spikelets alternate on the branches,---inch long, 2--8-fiowered. Empty glumes unequal. 3-nerved. Flowering glume deeply 2-fid, 9-nerved, glabrous or sprinkled with hairs on lower half, fringed on margins with long hairs; awn recurved or straight, not flattened or twisted at the base, pedi.