Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Perennials, mostly caespitose; rhizome contracted, rarely creeping. Leaves convolute-terete, often filiform. Inflorescence contracted into a dense head or short, spike-like panicle. Spikelets 1-flowered; glumes persistent; lemma firm, deeply divided into 3 equal lobes or awns; palea subequal to lemma, with 2 lobes resembling those of the lemma, almost wholly enveloped by lemma; stamens 3.

9 species, all endemic to mainland Australia, occurring mostly in drier parts; 2 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.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2015-07-03
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Poaceae
Higher taxa
genus Amphipogon
Subordinate taxa