Dactylis

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Perennials. Leaf-blades folded to flat; ligules membranous. Inflorescence a panicle with erect or spreading branches, the spikelets densely clustered along one side of each branch. Spikelets laterally compressed, 2–5-flowered; glumes subequal, keeled, the lower 1-nerved, the upper 3-nerved; lemma 5-nerved, mucronate or shortly awned, exceeding glumes; palea subequal to lemma.

5 species, from temperate Eurasia; 1 species naturalised in Australia.

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 Dactylis
Subordinate taxa