Chloris gayana

Chloris gayana

(Rhodes Grass)

FAMILY

Poaceae

Species

Chloris gayana

Common name(s)

Rhodes Grass

Flower colour; life form

Grass, tufted to about 2 m tall.

Distinguishing features

Ligule a membraneous rim with hairs on the edge. Inflorescence of 7-20 digitate spikes, straw-coloured at maturity. Spikelets overlap in 2 rows on one side of the rachis, 2-3 awns per spikelet, about same length as spikelets.

Chloris gayana