Anisopogon R.Br.

1 species endemic Aust.; Qld, NSW, Vic.

Anisopogon avenaceus R.Br.

Spikelets with 1 floret, pendulous on pedicels 1–2 cm long, disarticulating above the glumes; rhachilla prolonged as a bristle 2–4 mm long. Glumes 3–5 cm long. Lemma stalked, 10–18 mm long, cylindrical, densely hairy, with 3 rigid awns; the central awn 5–8 cm long, twisted, bent; the outer awns straight or twisted, 15–25 mm long. Panicle open. Leaves convolute, with subulate tips; ligules truncate, ciliate, less than 1 mm long. Erect glabrous perennial up to 1 m high. Widespread. DSF and heath. Ss. Fl. spring. Oat Spear Grass