Polypogon Desf.

5 species naturalized Aust.; Qld, NSW, Vic., Tas., S.A., WA

Spikelets with 1 floret, compressed, falling whole, in a dense spike-like panicle 3–10 cm long. Glumes equal 2–3 mm long, notched, with a fine awn arising in the notch. Lemmas smaller than the glumes, hyaline, often with a short awn. Ligule subulate, membranous. Loosely tufted annuals or perennials.