Plinthanthesis Steud.

3 species endemic Aust.; NSW, Vic.

Spikelets with 3–5 florets, disarticulating above the glumes; the uppermost floret sometimes male or sterile. Glumes equal, longer than the lemmas. Lemmas 2-fid with acute or subulate lobes; awn from between the lobes, bent, with a minute callous, short or absent. Leaf blades inrolled, up to 40 cm long. Panicle open.