Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet
Citation: Lam., Fl. Franc. 3:621 (1779).
Synonymy: L. italicum A. Braun, Flora 17:259 (1834); L. perenne L. var. multiflorum Parnell, Grasses Brit. 302 (1845).
Common name: Italian ryegrass.
Published illustration: Burbidge (1970)Australian grasses 3:pl. 70.
Biology: No text
Uses: This hybrid has not been differentiated in agriculture but is part of the annual rye-grass complex providing valuable feed in pastures. It is also a major crop weed.
Taxonomic notes: Previously not distinguished in Australia. The characters are more or less intermediate to those of its parents. The name L. hubbardii Jansen & Wachter has been applied to this hybrid, but the name was invalidly published (see Kloot, 1983).
Author: Not yet available
State Herbarium of South Australia