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Descriptions

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

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Homopholis

HABIT Perennial. Stolons present. Culms 30–40 cm long. Ligule an eciliate 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 lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 4.5–6 mm long; falling entire.

GLUMES Glumes exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 1.1 length of upper glume; without keels; 7 -veined. Lower glume surface without pits. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; membranous; without keels; 7 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume surface pubescent. Upper glume apex acute.

FLORETS Basal sterile florets barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate; membranous; 7 -veined; ribbed; acute. Fertile lemma elliptic; cartilaginous; wingless; 5–7 -veined. Lemma surface unwrinkled; without grooves. Lemma margins covering most of palea. Lemma apex rostrate. Palea cartilaginous; without keels.

DISTRIBUTION Australasia.

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