Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rhizomatous, glabrous, often aquatic or semi-aquatic perennials (rarely annuals). Leaf-blades flat, glabrous and smooth to finely scabrous; sheaths often entire above nodes; ligules membranous. Inflorescence a panicle. Spikelets 3–many-flowered; glumes 2, unequal, hyaline, 1–2(–5)-nerved, shorter than lowest lemma; lemma 5–11-nerved, rounded dorsally; palea subequal to lemma.

About 40 species, cosmopolitan; 7 in Australia (4 naturalized), 5 in Victoria (4 naturalized).

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.
Updated by: Frank Udovicic, 2014-09-04
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Poaceae
Higher taxa
genus Glyceria
Subordinate taxa