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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 erect, or geniculately ascending; 15–20 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades lanceolate.
INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence composed of racemes.
Racemes digitate; paucilateral; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 5–6 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis subterete. Spikelet packing adaxial; distant.
Spikelets ascending; solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels oblong.
FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 2.075–3 mm long; falling entire.
GLUMES Glumes one the lower absent or obscure; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Upper glume lanceolate; membranous; without keels. Upper glume surface pilose. Upper glume apex acute.
FLORETS Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate; membranous; acute. Fertile lemma oblong; coriaceous; without keel; wingless. Lemma surface unwrinkled; without grooves. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute; mucronate. Palea coriaceous.
FLOWER Anthers 3.
FRUIT Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid.
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