Sporobolus R.Br.

19 species in Aust. (17 native, 2 naturalized); all states and territories

Spikelets with 1 floret, disarticulating above the glumes, dark coloured, 1–2 mm long, nearly sessile or pedicellate, in a narrow spike-like or loose panicle. Glumes awnless, unequal. Lemmas as long as or longer than the glumes, awnless. Leaf blades folded or rolled; ligule a ciliate rim. Fruit free, readily falling from the lemma.