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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/16/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/16/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Agrost. Bras. 536. 1829.
Description Spikelets 1-flowered, terete, disarticulating below the glumes; empty bractlets (probably glumes and sterile lemmas) 4, much shorter than the spikelet, more or less toothed; lemma indurate, gradually narrowed into a long much contorted awn; palea shorter than the lemma, bifid to the base, indurate like the lemma; inner bracts (lodicules) 3, imbricate, longer than the palea, firm but less indurate than the lemma and palea; stamens 6, monadelphous, the tube about as long as the lemma; style 1, stigmas 3. Broad-leaved perennials with the spikelets in usually elongate spikes.
Key a. Blades 6-9 cm. wide; spikelets, excluding awns, about 14 mm. long; spike dense, usually many-flowered---- I. S. SODIROANA aa. Blades 3-4.5 cm. wide; spikelets, excluding awns, about 22 cm. long; spike few-flowered, the spikelets distant -2. S. SPICATA
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