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Descriptions

W.D. Clayton, M. Vorontsova, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson

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Anthaenantia

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes short. Culms 70–90–110 cm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane.

INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence a panicle.

Panicle open.

Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.

FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 3–3.5–4 mm long; falling entire.

GLUMES Glumes one the lower absent or obscure; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Upper glume obovate; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume surface villous. Upper glume apex obtuse.

FLORETS Basal sterile florets male, or barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret obovate; membranous; 5 -veined; obtuse. Fertile lemma ovate; cartilaginous; much thinner on margins; without keel; wingless; 3 -veined. Lemma surface unwrinkled; without grooves. Lemma apex acute. Palea gaping; 1 length of lemma; cartilaginous; 2 -veined.

FLOWER Anthers 3.

FRUIT Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; orbicular; isodiametric. Embryo 0.5 length of caryopsis.

DISTRIBUTION North America.

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