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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. Rhizomes elongated. Culms erect; 140–300 cm long; spongy. Culm-internodes terete. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a false petiole. Leaf-blades lanceolate. Leaf-blade venation slanting obliquely from midrib; with distinct cross veins.
INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence a panicle.
Primary panicle branches whorled at lower nodes.
FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 3.5–4.3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Spikelet callus attached transversely.
GLUMES Glumes both absent or obscure.
FLORETS Fertile lemma ovate; membranous; wingless; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins prominent; ribbed. Lemma surface scabrous; unwrinkled; without grooves. Lemma apex acute. Palea 5 -veined.
FLOWER Anthers 4.
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