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W.D. Clayton, M. Vorontsova, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson
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HABIT Perennial. Culms decumbent; 80–150 cm long; spongy; rooting from lower nodes. Ligule a fringe of hairs.
INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence a panicle.
Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform.
FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 8–10 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with the pedicel. Rhachilla internodes elongated below proximal fertile floret. Rhachilla elongation slender.
GLUMES Glumes exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate, or oblate; membranous; without keels; 0–3 -veined. Lower glume surface without pits. Lower glume apex obtuse, or acute. Upper glume elliptic; chartaceous; without keels; 7 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume surface scabrous. Upper glume apex attenuate; awned; 1 -awned.
FLORETS Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate; chartaceous; 5 -veined; acuminate. Fertile lemma elliptic; coriaceous; without keel; wingless; 7 -veined. Lemma surface unwrinkled; without grooves. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acuminate. Palea coriaceous.
FLOWER Lodicules 2; fleshy.
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