Cenchrus echinatus

Cenchrus echinatus

Image of Cenchrus echinatus

(Mossman River Burr)

FAMILY

Poaceae

Species

Cenchrus echinatus

Common name(s)

Mossman River Burr

Flower colour; life form

Grass, tufted to about 40 cm tall.

Distinguishing features

Inflorescence a spike-like raceme with lower glume shorter than the florets; spikelets completely surrounded by bristles/spines forming a burr. Spines fused for more than 30% of distance above the base, outer bristles half length of inner spines.

Cenchrus echinatus