Australopyrum

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tufted or rhizomatous perennials. Leaf-blades erect, flat to convolute; ligules truncate. Inflorescence an erect spike with the rachis notched and remaining intact. Spikelets imbricate, laterally compressed, ovate or oblong, 6–8-flowered; glumes rigid, persistent, usually 3-nerved; lemma entire, 5–7-nerved, slightly involute, with a short awn; palea 2-keeled.

3 species endemic in eastern Australia, 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.
 
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Poaceae
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