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Descriptions

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

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Maclurochloa

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms scandent; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete. Lateral branches dendroid. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate.

INFLORESCENCE Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in untidy tufts; with glumaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; leafless between clusters.

FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 7.47–10.8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.

GLUMES Glumes several. Lower glume surface without pits.

FLORETS Fertile lemma lanceolate; without keel; wingless. Lemma surface unwrinkled; without grooves. Lemma apex apiculate. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets 2 in number.

FLOWER Lodicules 3; ciliate. Anthers 6. Ovary umbonate.

DISTRIBUTION Tropical Asia.

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