Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rhizomatous perennials. Leaves all cauline, blade flat. Inflorescence a loose or dense, silky-hairy panicle. Spikelets 2–10-flowered, the lowermost male or sterile; glumes shorter than spikelet; florets articulate above glumes; lemma narrowly tapered to an awn-like apex; callus with long silky hairs; stamens 3.

3 species, cosmopolitan; 2 in Australia, 1 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 Phragmites
Subordinate taxa