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

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Zoysia minima

HABIT Perennial; mat forming. Stolons present. Culms 1.5–10 cm long. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Leaf-blades filiform; convolute; 0.5–6 cm long; 0.5–1 mm wide.

INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence comprising only a few spikelets; comprising 1–2(–3) fertile spikelets; shorter than basal leaves.

Spikelets ascending; solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels cuneate.

FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 3.5–4 mm long; falling entire.

GLUMES Glumes one the lower absent or obscure; reaching apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Upper glume ovate; 3.5–4 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; without keels. Upper glume apex acute.

FLORETS Fertile lemma oblong; 3.5–4 mm long; hyaline; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex emarginate. Palea hyaline.

FLOWER Anthers 3.

DISTRIBUTION Australasia: New Zealand.

NOTES Cynodonteae. WDC.

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