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Genus Anisopogon Family Poaceae

Description: Erect, tufted or shortly rhizomatous perennial with cane-like stems.

Leaves with ligule a ciliate rim; blade convolute, narrow, tapering into a fine tip.

Inflorescence an open panicle with few spikelets.

Spikelets large, pedicellate, pendulous, rachilla disarticulating above the glumes and prolonged as a bristle; 1 bisexual floret. Glumes linear, papery at maturity. Lemma cylindrical, densely hairy, with 3 rigid awns, the central much longer and more robust than the 2 laterals; callus pointed, hairy.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 1 species, endemic Australia. Australia: 1 species, endemic.

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & S. M. Hastings
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Anisopogon avenaceus

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