Lagurus

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Sparsely tufted, hairy annuals. Leaves flat, ligule membranous. Inflorescence a dense, ovoid panicle. Spikelets 1-flowered; glumes 2, persistent, 1-nerved, hairy, narrow and tapered to awn-like points; lemma 5-nerved, bilobed at apex, each lobe terminating in a slender awn, with a longer awn arising between the lobes.

A monotypic genus native to the Mediterranean but widely naturalized.

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 Lagurus
Subordinate taxa