Eragrostis Wolf

69 species in Aust. (14 naturalized); all states and territories

Spikelets with 3–many florets, mostly bisexual, usually laterally compressed. Rhachilla disarticulating above the glumes and between the florets. Glumes persistent, usually shorter than the lowest lemma. Lemmas 1–3-nerved, entire, emarginate or 2–4-lobed at the tip, awnless or with a straight awn from the tip or the sinus. Inflorescence usually an open panicle, sometimes digitate. Annuals or perennials. (The following key has been adapted from Lazarides [1997]).