Sacciolepis Nash

2 species native Aust.; Qld., NSW, NT, WA

Sacciolepis indica (L.) Chase

Spikelets with 1 bisexual floret and a sterile lemma below it, 2–3 mm long, awnless, disarticulating below the glumes. Glumes hard, rounded; the lower one c. half the length of the spikelet; the upper glume equalling the sterile lemma, slightly inflated (Fig. 50h). Inflorescence a narrow spike-like panicle, 1–6 cm long, 3–4 mm diam., on a long peduncle. Annual up to 60 cm high. Leaf blades 3–4 mm wide; ligule membranous, very short. Coast. Wet places. Fl. summer. Indian Cupscale Grass