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Genus Notochloe Family Poaceae

Description: Tufted erect perennials.

Leaves with ligule a rim of short hairs; blade flat or inrolled, glabrous.

Inflorescence a short panicle, usually bearing 5–10 spikelets.

Spikelets disarticulating above the glumes and between the lemmas, with 8–14 bisexual florets. Glumes glabrous, awnless, unequal. Lemmas similar to the glumes, 3-toothed; callus hairy.


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

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & K. L. McClay
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Notochloe microdon

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