Chloris Sw.

13 species in Aust. ( 7 native, 6 naturalized); all states and territories except Tas.

Spikelets with 2–3 florets, disarticulating above the glumes, sessile, in 2 rows on one side of simple spikes which are digitate at the ends of the peduncle; the lower floret bisexual. Glumes awnless. Lemmas entire, usually with a toothed lobe and with a single fine straight awn, with or without a short awn on either side of the terminal one. Rhachilla sometimes prolonged behind the palea and bearing 1 or more empty or staminate lemmas, all awned and usually with their ends on a level with that of the fertile lemma.