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

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Luziola subintegra

HABIT Perennial; mat forming. Stolons present. Culms prostrate; 30–60 cm long; 2–4 mm diam.; rooting from lower nodes. Culm-nodes brown; glabrous. Leaf-sheaths inflated. Leaf-sheath auricles erect; 30–40 mm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 30–40 mm long; acuminate. Leaf-blades 10–35 cm long; 5–12 mm wide.

INFLORESCENCE Monoecious; with male and female spikelets in different inflorescences. Inflorescence a panicle; axillary; shorter than basal leaves. Peduncle nodding.

Panicle open; ovate; 4 cm long. Primary panicle branches 5 -nate. Panicle branches angular; with prominent pulvini.

Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels tip cupuliform.

FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblanceolate; subterete; 5–5.5 mm long; falling entire.

GLUMES Glumes both absent or obscure.

FLORETS Fertile florets female. Fertile lemma elliptic; 5–5.5 mm long; membranous; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma lateral veins ribbed (not becoming fibrous). Lemma apex acute. Palea lanceolate; 1 length of lemma; 5 -veined; without keels. Palea apex acute.

FLOWER Lodicules absent. Anthers 6; 3.5–4 mm long.

FRUIT Caryopsis with free brittle pericarp; ovoid; 1.5–2 mm long.

MALE Male inflorescence terminal; unlike female; a panicle. Male spikelets distinct from female; 1 flowered; separately deciduous; linear; 5–6 mm long. Male spikelet glumes absent. Male spikelet lemma 5 -veined.

DISTRIBUTION North America: Mexico. South America: Mesoamericana, Caribbean, northern South America, western South America, Brazil, and southern South America.

NOTES Oryzeae. Pohl.

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