Austrostipa S.W.L.Jacobs & J.Everett

Spear Grasses

60 species in Aust. (58 native, 2 naturalized); all states and territories

Spikelets with 1 floret disarticulating above the glumes, on filiform pedicels or nearly sessile in a terminal panicle. Glumes awnless. Lemmas narrow, rolled around the palea, with a terminal undivided often bent awn twisted below the bend. Palea thin. Lodicules usually large. Fruit enclosed in the lemma.