Plinthanthesis paradoxa (R.Br.) S.T.Blake

Central awn c. 1 mm long, flattened, reflexed; lobes of the lemma less than half as long as the body of the lemma. Spikelets mostly 5–9 mm long, with 3–5 florets, greenish purple or straw-coloured. Erect, glabrous, tufted perennial up to 70 cm high. Panicle 7–20 cm long, lanceolate or pyramidal in outline. Coast. Moist situations on sandy or peaty soils. Fl. summer.