Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tufted or rhizomatous annuals or perennials. Leaf-blades usually flat; ligules membranous. Inflorescence a panicle, often digitate or subdigitate. Spikelets shortly pedicellate; lower glume reduced or absent; lower floret neuter; palea of upper floret embraced by rather broad, flat margins of lemma.

About 220 species, cosmopolitan; 37 in Australia (10 naturalised); 6 in Victoria (2 naturalised).

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: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-09-22
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