Grass family: POACEAE (COMMELINIDAE) in Australia
including
Agrostidaceae, Andropogonaceae, Anomochloaceae, Anthoxanthaceae, Arundinaceae, Arundinellaceae, Asperellaceae, Avenaceae, Bambusaceae, Cenchraceae, Chaeturaceae, Chloridaceae, Coleanthaceae, Cynodontaceae, Cynosuraceae, Ecdeiocoleaceae, Echinariaceae, Ehrhartaceae, Eragrostidaceae, Festucaceae, Glyceriaceae, Gramineae, Hordeaceae, Lepturaceae, Miliaceae, Ophiuraceae, Oryzaceae, Panicaceae, Pappophoraceae, Parianaceae, Paspalaceae, Phalaridaceae, Pharaceae, Sporobolaceae, Stipaceae, Streptochaetaceae, Triticaceae, and Zoysiaceae

Flower
Families
Flowers in Australia
  
  
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Plants in Australia Plant
Classes

Agrostis
Blown Grass
Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria
Photo: courtesy of
Laura Levens

Austrodanthonia penicillata
Slender Wallaby Grass
Morwell Park,
December 2001

Avena fatua
Wild Oat
Sydney, August 2006

Bambusa longispicula
Spiky Bamboo
Sydney, August 2006

Bambusa vulgaris
Common Bamboo
Sydney, August 2006

Cortaderia jubata
Pampas Grass
Concord, March 2007

Cymbopogon species
Lemon Grass
Sydney, July 2007

Dichanthium sericeum
Silky Blue Grass
Dulkaninna Station,
South Australia
Photo: courtesy of
Laura Levens

Echinopogon caespitosus
Bushy Hedgehog Grass
Wyee, August 2007

Hordeum vulgare
Barley
Sydney, December 2006

Joycea pallida
Red-anther Wallaby Grass
Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria
Photo: courtesy of
Laura Levens

Oryza sativa
Rice
Photo courtesy of
Australian Department of
Agriculture and Water Resources

Paspalum quadrifarium
Tussock Paspalum
Taree, April 2008

Pennisetum advena
Purple Fountaingrass
Sydney, December 2006

Poa tenera
Slender Tussock Grass
Morwell Park,
December 1991

Saccharum officinarum
Sugar Cane
Bundaberg, October 2006

Sorghum bicolor
Sorghum
Concord, November 2006

Themeda triandra = australis
Kangaroo Grass
Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria
Photo: courtesy of
Laura Levens

Thysanolaena maxima
Tiger Grass
Wyee, November 2008

Triticum aestivum
Wheat
Wyee, May 2009

Zea mays
Sweet Corn
Sydney, August 2006

Many caterpillars of AustralianLepidoptera favour the plants in POACEAE for their food. Many are agricultural pests on pastures, and on crops such as cereals and sugar cane. The Butterfly species include:


Pelopidas agna

Herimosa albovenata

Parnara amalia

Telicota ancilla

Toxidia andersoni

Taractrocera anisomorpha

Ocybadistes ardea

Croitana arenaria

Antipodia atralba

Telicota brachydesma

Antipodia chaostola

Anisynta cynone

Anisynta dominula

Arrhenes dschilus

Signeta flammeata

Ocybadistes flavovittata

Ocybadistes hypomeloma

Borbo impar

Toxidia inornatus

Ocybadistes knightorum

Suniana lascivia

Pelopidas lyelli

Arrhenes marnas

Anisynta monticolae

Toxidia parvula

Proeidosa polysema

Anisynta sphenosema

Suniana sunias

Pasma tasmanica

Anisynta tillyardi

Ocybadistes walkeri

Neohesperilla xanthomera

Neohesperilla xiphiphora

Geitoneura acantha

Hypocysta adiante

Hypocysta angustata

Ypthima arctous

Oreixenica correae

Argynnina cyrila

Hypocysta euphemia

Argynnina hobartia

Hypocysta irius

Oreixenica kershawi

Geitoneura klugii

Oriexenica lathoniella

Oreixenica latialis

Melanitis leda

Orsotriaena medus

Heteronympha merope

Hypocysta metirius

Geitoneura minyas

Heteronympha mirifica

Oreixenica orichora

Heteronympha paradelpha

Heteronympha penelope

Mycalesis perseus

Hypocysta pseudirius

Oreixenica ptunarra

Mycalesis sirius

Heteronympha solandri

Mycalesis terminus

and Moths from many families and subfamilies, including

ACENTROPINAE

Parapoynx stagnalis
ACRONICTINAE

Spodoptera exempta
AMPHIPYRINAE

Proteuxoa sanguinipuncta
ANTHELIDAE

Anthela acuta
CASTNIIDAE

Synemon collecta
CATOCALINAE

Trigonodes hyppasia
CRAMBINAE,

Chilo suppressalis
GELECHIIDAE

Ephysteris promptella
GEOMETRINAE

Pamphlebia rubrolimbraria
HADENINAE

Dasygaster padockina
HELIOTHINAE

Helicoverpa armigera
HEPIALIDAE

Elhamma australasiae
PHILOBOTA GROUP

Philobota productella
PYRAUSTINAE

Ostrinia furnacalis
SCHOENOBIINAE

Scirpophaga innotata
SPILOMELINAE

Herpetogramma licarsisalis

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(updated 21 April 2013, 23 November 2018, 6 November 2019, 2 June 2020)