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

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Deyeuxia munroi

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 40–50 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1–3 mm long. Leaf-blades convolute; 6–12 cm long; 1–2 mm wide.

INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence a panicle.

Panicle spiciform; linear; continuous, or interrupted; 8–10 cm long.

Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.

FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 6–8.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pilose. Floret callus hairs 1–1.2 mm long; 0.25 length of lemma.

GLUMES Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 6–8.5 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface asperulous. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 6–8.5 mm long; 1.2–1.7 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume surface asperulous. Upper glume apex acuminate.

FLORETS Fertile lemma lanceolate; 5 mm long; membranous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface asperulous. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; arising 0.1 way up back of lemma; geniculate; 7–8 mm long overall; with twisted column. Palea 1 length of lemma. Rhachilla extension 1 mm long; pilose.

FLOWER Lodicules 2. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.

FRUIT Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum punctiform. Disseminule comprising a floret.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: western Asia.

NOTES Aveneae. WDC 1994.

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