Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Tufted annuals or perennials. Leaf-blades flat; ligules membranous. Inflorescence a panicle with capillary branches. Spikelets 4–20-flowered, ovoid or rounded-triangular; glumes 2, persistent, almost round, cordate at base, 3–9-nerved; lemmas resembling glumes, closely overlapping; palea broadly ovate to obovate, shorter than lemma.

20 species from temperate areas in the Northern Hemisphere and South America; 3 naturalised in 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
Higher taxa
genus Briza
Subordinate taxa