Eragrostis infecunda J. M. Black. Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. South Australia 55: 137, fig. 4 (1931). Classification. (GPWG 2001) : Subfamily Chloridoideae. Cynodonteae.
Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information: Along the Gilbert and Wakefield Rivers
near Riverton, Worsley Johnston s.n..
(books and floras):  D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of
 J.Jessop, G.R.M.Dashorst, F.M.James, Grasses of South Australia
 J.Jessop, G.R.M.Dashorst, F.M.James, Grasses of South Australia (372, fig. 302).
Perennial. Rhizomes present, elongated. Stolons present. Culms erect, 35–70 cm
tall. Lateral branches simple or sparsely branched. Ligule a fringe of hairs,
0.3–0.5 mm long. Leaf-blades straight, flat or involute or convolute, 3–8 cm
long, 1–2 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth, glabrous.
Inflorescence compound, a panicle or a panicle. Panicle lanceolate or elliptic,
dense, 6–10 cm long, 2–4 cm wide.
Spikelets pedicelled. Fertile spikelets many flowered, with at least 2 fertile
florets (5–11), comprising 5–11 fertile floret(s), with diminished florets at
the apex, linear, laterally compressed, 5–11.5 mm long.
similar. Lower glume lanceolate, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 1 -nerved. Upper
glume lanceolate, 3.5–4.5 mm long, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 1 -nerved.
Fertile lemma 2.5–3.3 mm long, keeled, 1–3 -nerved. Lemma apex muticous.
Lodicules present. Anthers 3.
Distribution: Northern Territory, South Australia, Victoria.
Territory: Central Australia North, Central
Australia South. South Australia:
Flinders Ranges, Northern Lofty, Murray,
Southern Lofty, South-eastern. Victoria:
Grampians, Midlands, Murray
Mallee, Riverina, Volcanic Plain, Wannon, Wimmera.
Distinguishing characters include rhizomatous and stoloniferous habit;
setaceous blades; loose florets, falling entire downwards; unequal glumes, long
relative to lemmas; persistent, dorsally rounded lemmas with short or absent
lateral nerves; palea with dividing body, smooth keels and relatively broad
flaps; stipitate caryopsis.
occurs N and NE of Adelaide in S.A.,
and in western Vic; introduced into N.T. near Alice
Springs and further N on Elkedra Stn. On cracking clays, alluvial
sandy loams, roadsides, in seasonally flooded floodplains, depressions in
plains, marsh margins, and river beds and levees.; flowers Apr., June, Aug.,
Oct.-Feb.; fruits Apr., June, Aug., Oct.-Feb.