Common name: Stinkgrass
Eragrostis cilianensis (All.) Vignolo ex Janch. APNI*
Description: Tufted annual to 0.6 m high; nodes 2 or 3, glabrous, often subtended by a ring of glands.
Leaves with orifice with rigid hairs to 3 mm long; ligule a ciliate rim with hairs to 0.5 mm long; blade flat, to 7 mm wide, glabrous, marginal glands sometimes present.
Inflorescence open or contracted, 7–18 cm long, to 6 cm wide; axils of primary branches with rigid hairs to 1 mm long, lower branches sometimes subtended by ring of glands; pedicels to 2 mm long. Spikelets 3–16 mm long, to 3 mm wide, florets 4–35. Glumes 1.5–2 mm long, acute, keeled, glabrous. Lemmas 2–2.5 mm long, obtuse to emarginate, keeled, glabrous, upper 25% and margins scabrous; lateral nerves closer to margins than midnerve. Palea slightly shorter than lemma.
Distribution and occurrence: Weed of cultivation and disturbed ground; widespread.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *NT, *CT, *ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *NWP, *SWP, *NFWP, *SFWP, *LHI
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *Tas. *W.A. *S.A. *N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & K. L. McClay
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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