Andropogon gayanus

Andropogon gayanus

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(Gamba Grass)

FAMILY

Poaceae

Species

Andropogon gayanus

Common name

Gamba Grass CLASS 2 (Qld)

Flower colour; life form

Grass to 4 m tall

Distinguishing features

A tall African grass with leaf blades to 60 cm long and 3 cm wide with a distinctive white midrib. Inflorescence subtended by a spathe; spikelets in pairs; lemma lobed and awned, awn 1-3 cm long, bent, column twisted.

Scan of Gamba grass