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GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
W.D. Clayton, M. Vorontsova, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson
© Copyright The Board of Trustees, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
HABIT Perennial. Culms erect; 70–130 cm long. Lateral branches sparse. Ligule a ciliolate membrane.
INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence a panicle.
Spikelets solitary, or in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 3.5–4 mm long; falling entire. Rhachilla internodes elongated between glumes.
GLUMES Glumes thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; membranous; 5 -veined. Lower glume surface without pits. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; membranous; without keels; 6–7 -veined. Upper glume apex laterally pinched.
FLORETS Basal sterile florets barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate; membranous; laterally pinched at apex. Fertile lemma lanceolate; dorsally compressed; membranous; without keel; wingless. Lemma surface unwrinkled; without grooves. Lemma apex acute. Palea gaping.
FLOWER Anthers 3.
FRUIT Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
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