Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tufted annuals or perennials; leaf-blade flat; ligule shortly ciliate. Inflorescence a spike-like panicle. Spikelets 1-flowered, subsessile, borne in pairs or in groups of up to 5 on panicle branches, the pairs or groups falling as a unit; glumes 1 or 2, if 2 the outer minute or obsolete, inner glume thick, with rows of coarse bristles along the 5 nerves; lemma and palea membranous, shorter than larger glume.

7 species, mostly in Africa; 2 occurring in Australia (1 naturalized), 1 in 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 Tragus
Subordinate taxa