Echinopogon P.Beauv. >

Glumes rigidly ciliate on the keels (rough to the touch). Lemma 5–11-nerved. Panicle spike-like Echinopogon
Lemma entire or bilobed with lobes up to 1.5 mm long. Spikelets mostly less than 5 mm long
Tufted perennial up to 1.5 m high, without rhizomes. Culms not usually bent at a basal node or nodes. Lobes of the lemma up to 1.5 mm long. Leaf blades 2–5 mm wide. Panicle ovoid to oblong, sometimes interrupted towards the base, up to 10 cm long and 5 cm wide. Widespread. Open forest and grasslands. Fl. spring–summer Echinopogon caespitosuscaespitosus