Eragrostis bahiensis* Roem. &
Schult. Mant. 2: 318 (1824).
Classification. (GPWG 2001) : Subfamily Chloridoideae. Cynodonteae.
Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information: HT: Maximilian Neowidensis, Brazil: without
precise locality (LE).
(books and floras):  D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of
Perennial. Culms erect or geniculately ascending, 30–120 cm tall. Leaf-sheaths
glabrous on surface. Ligule a fringe of hairs, 0.1–0.3 mm long. Leaf-blades
involute, 5–25 cm long, 1–4 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
Inflorescence compound, a panicle. Panicle oblong or ovate, 5–30 cm long,
2.5–18 cm wide.
Spikelets sessile. Fertile spikelets many flowered, with at least 2 fertile
florets (9–21), comprising 9–21 fertile floret(s), with diminished florets at
the apex, linear or lanceolate or oblong, laterally compressed, 4–10 mm long.
similar. Lower glume lanceolate, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 1 -nerved. Upper
glume ovate, 1.4–1.6 mm long, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 1 -nerved.
Fertile lemma 1.5–2.2 mm long, without keel or keeled, 3 -nerved. Lemma apex
muticous. Lodicules present. Anthers 2. Grain 0.8 mm long.
Distribution: Australasia, North America, and South
Cook, Port Curtis, Wide
Distinguishing characters include two stamens; winged, often scaberulous
rachilla; hardened glossy cataphylls. Resembling E. brownii, but
differing by its persistent (not articulate) rachilla.
collected in Qld. between Rockhampton and Brisbane.; native to S America;
introduced in U.S.A.
On sandy often low-lying soil in disturbed sites near forest tracks, weed of
introduction plots and pasture trials, and in "wallum" flats.;
flowers Oct.-Nov.; fruits Oct.-Nov.