Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Tufted or stoloniferous annuals or perennials. Inflorescence a contracted panicle. Spikelets 1-flowered, falling entire (with part of pedicel attached); glumes 2, subequal, much exceeding lemma and falling with it, 1-nerved, usually awned; lemma 5-nerved, membranous, truncate or shallowly toothed at apex, glabrous, usually awned; palea membranous, 2-nerved.

About 10 species from the Mediterranean region to south-western Asia and North America; 5 in Australia (3 are naturalized), 3 in Victoria.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1994). Poaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Poaceae
Higher taxa
genus Polypogon
Subordinate taxa