Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Tufted glabrous annuals. Leaf-blades flat, inrolled when dry; ligules membranous. Inflorescence a stiff, few-branched panicle or raceme. Spikelets 5–20-flowered; glumes 2, firm, keeled, subequal, 1–3-nerved, persistent; lemma 5-nerved, obtuse or emarginate, sometimes mucronate, hardened at maturity; palea subequal to lemma.

2 European species, mostly occurring in dry habitats, both naturalised in Australia and 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 Catapodium
Subordinate taxa