Triodia R.Br.

45 species endemic Aust.; all states and territories

Triodia scariosa NTBurb.scariosa

Perennial forming hummocks or rings. Spikelets with 4–7 florets, loosely oblong, when young the association with others gives a narrow-lanceolate or cylindrical outline, 10–15 mm long, 5–7 mm wide; pedicels 10–15 mm long. Glumes stiff, rarely more than half as long as the spikelet, 5.5–9 mm long. Lemmas broad-lanceolate, obtuse; lower ones 6–7 mm long; the apex ragged subtruncate or emarginate or with the nerve extended as a mucro. Inflorescence a narrow panicle, 15–30 cm long. Leaf blades rigid, with a pungent point; ligule of dense short cilia. Capertee Valley. Porcupine Grass