Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Tufted annuals. Leaves flat or involute. Inflorescence a contracted panicle. Spikelets laterally compressed, 2–4-flowered, florets rather distant; glumes 2, very unequal, persistent, membranous, the lower 1-nerved, the upper 3-nerved, subequal to the florets; lemma linear, obscurely 3-nerved, membranous, narrowly bilobed at the apex, shortly awned from the sinus; palea 2-nerved, shorter than lemma and deeply bifid.

1 species only, native of the Mediterranean region.

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: Val Stajsic, 2019-04-10
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Poaceae
Higher taxa
genus Avellinia
Subordinate taxa