Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Long-rhizomatous perennials. Leaves convolute, sharp-pointed. Inflorescence a contracted panicle. Spikelets 1-flowered, strongly laterally compressed; glumes 2, subequal, equal to or exceeding lemma, persistent, the lower 1-nerved, the upper 1–3-nerved; lemma 5-nerved, papery, entire or shallowly notched at apex with a short, stout subterminal awn, glabrous except for callus hairs; palea papery, 2-nerved, about equal to lemma.

2 species from temperate Northern Hemisphere coasts; 1 naturalised in Australia.

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 Ammophila
Subordinate taxa