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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/22/2012)
 

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/22/2012)
Genus ECHINOCHLOA Beauv.
PlaceOfPublication Ess. Agrost. 53. pi. II. f. 2. 1812.
Description Spikelets subsessile, solitary or in pairs in two rows on one side of a slender rachis, scabrous and sparsely to prominently hispid; first glume broad, triangular, acute, 3-nerved; second glume and sterile lemma nearly equal, 5- to 7-nerved, the lateral nerves approximate, mucronate, or the glume short-awned, the lemma long- awned, sometimes enclosing a palea and staminate flower; fruit plano-convex, elliptic, minutely crested, indurate, shining, minutely striate, the margins of the lemma not inrolled, the tip of the palea not enclosed.
Note Slender to coarse annuals or perennials with compressed sheaths, linear blades, and few to many densely flowered racemes, distant or approximate on a main axis.
Key a. Ligule a dense line of long yellowish hairs; plants perennial 1. E. SPECTABILIS aa. Ligule wanting; plants annual. b. Spikelets 3 mm. long, strongly hispid, the sterile lemma with an awn 1-10 mm. long; culms coarse, erect or decumbent at the base - 2. E. CRUSPAVONIS bb. Spikelets 2-2.5 mm. long, scabrous, sparsely and inconspicuously hispid, the second glume and sterile lemma mucronate only; culms slender, erect to prostrate-spreading -3. E. COLONUM
 
 
 
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