Panicum paludosum Roxb. Fl. Ind.
ed. Carey 1: 310 (1820).
Classification. (GPWG 2001) : Subfamily
Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information: India:, Roxburgh 806 (HT: BM; IT: CAL,
K(icon. ined. 806)) 'It grows generally in sweet water amongst the Circar
(books and floras):  D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of
Australia,  S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Walley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses
of New South Wales (317).
 S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Whalley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South
Wales, 4th edn (317).
Perennial. Rhizomes absent or present. Stolons present. Culms erect or
geniculately ascending or decumbent, 25–130 cm tall, spongy, 3–8 -noded.
Mid-culm internodes glabrous. Mid-culm nodes glabrous. Lateral branches
sparsely branched. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath auricles
absent. Ligule a fringed membrane or a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades linear or
lanceolate, flat, 7–30 cm long, 5–15 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth or
Inflorescence compound, a panicle. Panicle oblong or ovate, 10–30 cm long,
Spikelets pedicelled. Fertile spikelets 2-flowered, the lower floret barren
(rarely male), the upper fertile, comprising 1 basal sterile florets,
comprising 1 fertile floret(s), without rachilla extension, lanceolate,
dorsally compressed, 3.2–4.1 mm long. Rhachilla internodes brief up to lowest
thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate or orbicular, hyaline, without
keels, 0–3 -nerved. Lower glume apex muticous. Upper glume lanceolate or ovate,
3.1–4 mm long, membranous, without keels, 7–9 -nerved. Florets. Basal
sterile florets 1, barren, with palea or without significant palea. Lemma of
lower sterile floret 100 % of length of spikelet, membranous, 9 -nerved,
Fertile lemma 2.25–2.7
mm long, without keel. Lemma apex muticous. Anthers 3. Grain 1.5 mm long.
Distribution: Africa, Temperate Asia, Tropical Asia, Australasia, and
Distribution: Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales.
Darwin & Gulf, Victoria River. Queensland: Cook, Moreton, North
Kennedy, Port Curtis, Wide Bay, South Kennedy, Leichhardt. New South Wales:
tropical heaths, tropical and subtropical rain forests, tropical and
subtropical wet sclerophyll forests, tropical and subtropical sub-humid
woodlands, and coastal grasslands. Flowers throughout the year.