Festuca irritans, F.M., Chath.
"Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration" by Ernest Giles
I do not know its right name, and have seen it described as "Spinifex," "Porcupine Grass," "TRIODIA," "TRIODIA PUNGENS," and "FESTUCA IRRITANS.
"Spinifex and Sand" by David W Carnegie
The Spinifex so often mentioned is the Festuca (Triodia) irritans, the Spinifex of the Desert Explorers, but not of Science.
"Explorations in Australia" by John Forrest
Stipa very common, as well as Iris, Festuca vivipara, Astragali sp., and Artemisia.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Festuca rubra L. Poa cenisea ALL.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
Festuca duriuscula Hard fescue.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3" by Various