Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rhizomatous perennials, ascending or mat-forming. Leaves mostly cauline, alternate, often distichous. Inflorescence a raceme, often spike-like, rarely a few-branched panicle. Spikelets with 1 bisexual flower subtended by 2 sterile ones; glumes paired, persistent, shorter than the firm, thickened lemmas; lemmas 3, falling united, the lower 2 sterile, the upper fertile; palea thinner and shorter than fertile lemma; stamens generally 4.

6 species, all endemic to Australia; 4 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
Higher taxa
genus Tetrarrhena
Subordinate taxa