Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Weakly tufted, usually short-lived perennials. Leaf-blades flat; ligules membranous, rather coarse-textured and usually prominently nerved. Culms usually tall, up to 8-noded. Inflorescence an open, broadly pyramidal panicle. Spikelets bisexual, long-pedicellate, laterally compressed, 3–6-flowered, breaking up above the glumes and between the florets; glumes 2, the lower 3-nerved (the lateral pair sometimes indistinct), the upper 3-, or 5-nerved; lemma entire or shorlty 2-lobed, firmer than glumes, 5-(rarely 7-)nerved, weakly keeled, the lower lemma in spikelet sometimes shortly awned; palea acute, about as long as lemma.

Monotypic genus endemic in south-eastern Australia.

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.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2015-08-10
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Poaceae
Higher taxa
genus Dryopoa
Subordinate taxa