Synonyms: Periballia APNI*
Description: Erect glabrous annual; culms slender.
Ligule membranous; blade linear, short, flat. Inflorescence paniculate open, pedicellate. Spikelets ovoid; florets 2, bisexual; disarticulating above the glumes and between the lemmas. Glumes shorter than the florets, persistent, membranous, 1–3-nerved, keeled. Lemmas awnless, 5-nerved; callus very short, bearded; palea membranous, 2-nerved.
Distribution and occurrence: A genus of c. 2 species from the Mediterranean region. Aust. 1 species,.
Text by Jacobs, S.W.L., Whalley, R.D.B. & Wheeler, D.J.B.
Taxon concept: Grasses of New South Wales, Fourth Edition (2008).
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