Eriochloa Kunth

Early Spring Grass

7 species in Aust. (6 native, 1 naturalized); all states and territories except Tas.

Spikelets with 1 bisexual floret and a sterile or staminate lemma below it, disarticulating below the glumes, arranged in 1 or 2 rows along one side of the branches of a simple panicle. Glume 1, with a callus supposed to represent the lower glume (Fig. 50c). Sterile lemma 1, c. as long as the glume.