Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Annuals. Leaves flat or convolute; ligule membranous. Inflorescence a slender spike, disarticulating below each spikelet at maturity. Spikelets 1-flowered, sunk in recesses along rachis; glumes 2, inserted side by side and covering recess except at anthesis, strongly veined, firm; lemma membranous, shorter than glumes, inserted side-on to rachis, 3-nerved, the lateral nerves very short.

6 species, mostly of saline areas from western Europe to India; 2 species naturalised in Australia and 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
Higher taxa
genus Parapholis
Subordinate taxa