Echinopogon P.Beauv.

7 species native Aust.; all states and territories except NT

Spikelets with 1 floret, disarticulating above the glumes, nearly sessile in a dense globular or ovoid spike-like panicle; rhachilla produced into a short bristle above the floret. Peduncle often scabrous. Glumes acute, keeled. Lemma 3-lobed; the lateral lobes awnless; the central one produced into a fine straight awn. Palea narrow.