Tag Archives: Poaceae

Alloteropsis semialata (Poaceae)

This innocent looking grass Alloteropsis semialata may not be very well known outside of plant physiology circles, but can in fact be of considerable for people interested in carbon cycles and global change. Plants in general, have 3 ways of … Continue reading

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Cyrtococcum oxyphyllum (Poaceae)

Admittedly, I do not know much of this rain forest grass and so I have little to say it. Nonetheless, I find this grass attractive and possessing a very neat form. From what I observe, this is a spreading grass … Continue reading

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Thuarea involuta (Poaceae)

It is no exaggeration to say that this grass is a coastal grass par excellence. Kuroiwa Grass is widely distributed along sandy shores from India to Australia and can be readily identified by the seashore habitat, creeping stems which root … Continue reading

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Isachne globosa (Poaceae)

Isachne globosa or the swamp millet is an easily recognized grass simply on the basis of their somewhat globular heads of nuts, and the wetland habitat.

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Heteropogon triticeus (Poaceae)

Among one of the taller non-bamboo grasses in Far North Queensland, the Giant Spear Grass is a common grass and can be seen around urban areas and other open areas. The stems (or more specifically culms) can get up to … Continue reading

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Saccharum (Poaceae)

The modern landscape of Cairns and the entire Wet Tropics World Heritage Area is inextricably associated with the graceful fields of sugarcane (Saccharum species, eg. S. officinalis and varieties). If Cairns were to have a poll for a non-native plant … Continue reading

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Melinis repens (Red Natal Grass) (Poaceae)

A particularly attractive non-native grass from Africa, the Red Natal grass graces the canefields and waysides of FNQ throughout the year, additing colour and texture to what may be appreciated as a non-native ‘meadow’. The hairy florets, which are variously … Continue reading

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