Miscanthus Andresson

1 species naturalized Aust.; NSW, WA

Spikelets with 1 bisexual floret and a sterile lemma below it, in pairs, unequally pedicellate, with a tuft of silky hairs at the base as long as or up to twice as long as the glumes. Glumes equal, c. 3 mm long, membranous. Fertile lemma with a bent flexuose awn 6–8 mm long. Plants up to more than 2 m high. Leaves mostly basal; blades flat, 50–100 cm long, 1 cm wide. Panicle fan-shaped, 10–20 cm long. Introd. from E. Asia.