*Paspalum dilatatum Poir.

Spikelets 3–4 mm long, on pedicels 1 mm long, acuminate. Hairs present on the margins of the glume, sterile lemma, pedicel and rhachis. Racemes 4–7 cm long. Plant up to 1 m high, with short rhizomes and arising from a ‘crown’ at ground level. Introd. from S. America. Fl. summer. Paspalum