Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Tufted or rhizomatous annuals or perennials. Leaves glabrous or almost so. Inflorescence a slender panicle. Spikelets with 1 bisexual flower above 2 sterile ones, falling as a unit when ripe; glumes paired, persistent, equal to or shorter than the lemmas; sterile lemmas thickened, sometimes awned; fertile lemma not thickened, awnless; palea thinner and shorter than fertile lemma; stamens mostly 6.

About 27 species in Africa (1 in India); 6 introduced in 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 Ehrharta
Subordinate taxa