Perennial, strongly stoloniferous *D. australe (NSW WA QLD)
Annual, usually tufted, sometimes also
rooted from lower nodes giving a semi-prostrate appearence

2. Spikes 4.5-9 cm long; anthers 1.5-2.5 mm long *D. giganteum (QLD)
Spikes 0.5-5 cm long; anthers less than 1 mm long 3

3. Plants caespitose, spikes to 4mm long D. buchananensis (QLD)
Plants decumbent or stoloniferous, spikes
at least 1cm long

4. Spikes up to 1.5cm long; spikelets c. 4 mm long D. radulans (NSW VIC NT SA WA QLD)
Spikes 1-5cm long; spikelets 2.5-3 mm long *D. aegyptium (NSW NT SA WA QLD)

Key to Dactyloctenium derived from Tothill & Hacker 1983; Nightingale & Weiller 2005

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith