Chloris inflata* Link. Enum. Pl 1:
Classification. (GPWG 2001) : Subfamily
Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information: HT: L.A.
von Chamisso s.n., no date, USA:
California: cultivated in Berlin (B (destroyed); IT: US-2830897
Recent synonyms: C. barbata auct.
(books and floras):  G.Bentham, Flora Australiensis 7 (613 as Chloris
barbata),  E.E.Henty, Manual Grasses New Guinea (as C.inflata),
 D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of Australia, 
J.Jessop, G.R.M.Dashorst, F.M.James, Grasses of South Australia (344).
 K.Mallet (ed.), Flora of Australia 44B: Poaceae 3
(Fig. 41E & Fig. 43A as C. barbata),  J.Jessop,
G.R.M.Dashorst, F.M.James, Grasses of South Australia (344, fig. 276).
or perennial. Culms geniculately ascending or decumbent, 20–100 cm tall.
Lateral branches simple or sparsely branched. Leaves mostly basal. Ligule a
fringed membrane, a ciliolate membrane, 0.3–0.6 mm long, truncate. Leaf-blades
4–40 cm long, 2–5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous.
Inflorescence digitate, with spicate branches.
Spikelets sessile. Fertile spikelets 1 or more flowered, with 1 fertile floret,
comprising 1 fertile floret(s), with diminished florets at the apex, cuneate,
laterally compressed, 2–2.5 mm long.
similar, thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate, membranous,
keeled, 1-keeled, 1 -nerved. Upper glume lanceolate, 1.7–2.5 mm long, membranous,
keeled, 1-keeled, 1 -nerved. Upper glume apex mucronate.
Fertile lemma 2–2.5 mm long, keeled, 3 -nerved. Lemma apex awned, 1 -awned.
Median (principal) awn subapical, 4.5–7 mm long overall. Palea 2 -nerved.
Lodicules present. Anthers 3. Grain 1.2–2 mm long.
Distribution: Africa, Temperate Asia, Tropical Asia, Australasia, Pacific,
and South America.
Distribution: Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia,
Queensland, Christmas Is, Cocos Keeling Is,
Ashmore Reef, Coral Sea Is.
Western Australia: Gardner, Dampier.
Fortescue. Northern Territory: Darwin & Gulf, Victoria River,
Barkly Tableland, Central Australia North. South Australia: Lake Eyre.
Burke, Cook, Leichhardt, Mitchell, Moreton, North Kennedy, Port Curtis, South
Kennedy, Gregory North.
Introduced or native; occurs generally as a weed of cultivation and disturbed
sites in warmer near-coastal areas from the Kimberley area of W.A. around to
Brisbane in Qld, but also collected from roadsides in central Australia;
distributed throughout the tropics of the world.