Distribution in the islands : Mallorca. Minorca.
General distribution : Pantropical
Flowering time : July. August. September.
Life-forms : Geophyte.
Habitat : Cultivated specie and sometimes subespontaneous.
Characteristics : This Gramineae is used in gardens for lawns and is very drought and salt resistant. Looks like a couchgrass, but is much larger, stiffer and course, with the leaf collar very compact. Can be easily recognized when in flower, as the central axis of the spike is very wide (at time sits looks deformed) and the spikelets are found in irregular groups atop one another, solitary or in groups of twos and threes. Can be found grow naturalizated in sand dunes. Flowers during the summer.
Status : Alien species.