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GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
W.D. Clayton, M. Vorontsova, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson
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HABIT Annual. Culms prostrate; 7–30 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades ovate. Leaf-blade venation with obscure cross veins.
INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence a panicle.
Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 0.7–1.2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
GLUMES Glumes deciduous; reaching apex of florets. Lower glume ovate; hyaline; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface without pits. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; hyaline; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
FLORETS Fertile lemma ovate; hyaline; without keel; wingless; 1 -veined. Lemma surface unwrinkled; without grooves; pubescent. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 1 length of lemma; hyaline; 3 -veined; without keels. Palea surface pubescent.
FLOWER Anthers 3.
DISTRIBUTION Temperate Asia, or Tropical Asia.
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