Microstegium Nees

1 species native Aust.; Qld, NSW

Microstegium nudum (Trin.) A.Camus

Spikelets equal, 1 sessile and 1 pedicellate, with a basal callus of short hairs. Florets 2; lower one usually sterile; upper one bisexual. Upper lemma with a geniculate awn. Inflorescence a panicle of 3–6 racemes, subdigitate. Decumbent annual or short-lived perennial up to 50 cm high. Leaf blades lanceolate, 4–8 mm wide; ligule of stiff hairs. Hornsby. Fl. summer–autumn