Cymbopogon Spreng.

10 species in Aust. (9 native, 1 naturalized); all states and territories except Tas.

Spikelets in pairs, one pedicellate, the other sessile, overlapping on the rhachis and closely appressed to it. Sessile spikelet with 1 bisexual floret and a sterile lemma below it. Pedicellate spikelet male or sterile. Spikelets arranged in 2 racemes together subtended by a small spathe; racemes initially closely appressed, arranged in a narrow panicle, finally separating and becoming reflexed.