Panicum L.

Spikelets all similar, globular or ellipsoid. Inflorescence usually broad and/or the spikelets distant. Leaves usually not xeromorphic Panicum
Lower glume 75% to 95% the length of the spikelet. Spikelets 5–8 mm long, often purplish. Sterile lemma and glumes with long acuminate tips. Panicle ± symmetrical, very open; the lowermost branches whorled. Perennial 40–50 cm high. Leaf blades 10–20 cm long, 2–5 mm wide, inrolled, glabrous. Hunter River Valley. Fl. summer Panicum queenslandicumacuminatum