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(–2)-flowered, sunk in recesses along rachis; glumes 1 (in all but the terminal spikelet which has 2), enclosing the recesses except at anthesis, strongly veined, firm; lemma membranous, shorter than glume, inserted against the rachis (i.e. palea between lemma and glume), 3-nerved, the lateral nerves short.

A monotypic genus, occurring naturally on saline or gypseous soils from southern Europe to the Middle East.

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 Hainardia
Subordinate taxa