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Red Tussock Grass Chionochloa rubra

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pjd1

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February 7, 2020 01:32 PM NZDT

Description

= Chionochloa rubra subsp. rubra var. inermis Connor - a quadrinomial not available on iNaturalist - see Connor (1991)

Endemic to Mt Egmont National Park differing from Chionochloa rubra subsp. rubra var. rubra by the greenish rather than red to red-brown leaves; upper leaf-suraces which are papillate rather than covered in fine prickle-teeth; by the smooth rather than scabrid leaf margins, and by the larger anthers (to 5.0 mm cf. 3.5 mm in var. rubra).

Connor, H.E. 1991: Chionochloa Zotov (Gramineae) in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 29: 219-283

Common, and usually the dominant tussock-forming grass within the subalpine to alpine grasslands of Taranaki mounga.

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