Echinochloa from the Greek 'echinos' meaning a hedgehog and 'chloe' meaning young grass; referring to the appearance of the spikelets in some species.
Distribution and status
Herbarium regions: Lake Eyre, Eastern, Northern Lofty, Murray, Southern Lofty, South Eastern, Green Adelaide
NRM regions: Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin, South East
AVH map: SA distribution map (external link)