Eriochloa Kunth

Lower glume rudimentary forming a swollen annular callus at the base of the upper glume Eriochloa
Sterile lemma subulate, with an awn 1–2 mm long. Panicle 5–18 cm long; the branches 3–5 cm long. Spikelets 4.5–6 mm long, silky hairy. Light green, tufted, erect or ascending perennial to 1 m high. Nodes finely pubescent. Coast in drier parts. Open forest. Fl. summer Eriochloa pseudoacrotricha
Sterile lemma with an awn less than 1 mm long or awnless. Panicle 6–15 cm long. Spikelets 3–4 mm long, scabrous or with a few silky hairs. Erect or ascending annual or perennial up to 80 cm high. Coast. Forests and grasslands. Fl. summer Eriochloa procera