Paspalidium Stapf

23 species native Aust.; all states and territories except Tas.

Spikelets with 1 bisexual floret and a sterile lemma below it, falling whole. Lower glume and lemma abaxial (away from the rhachis). Inflorescence a once-branched panicle; the branches spikes or spike-like, arranged alternately, with the spikelets in 1 or 2 rows on one side of the rhachis. Rhachis of the branches prolonged into a short bristle beyond the uppermost spikelet. Lower glume much smaller than the upper; upper glume similar to the sterile lemma.