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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/22/2012)
Genus LITHACHNE Beauv.
PlaceOfPublication Ess. Agrost. 135. P1. 24. f. 2. 1812.
Description Plants monoecious; panicles small, the terminal staminate or wanting, the axillary composed of 1 pistillate spikelet and several staminate spikelets below it; pistillate spikelet: first glume wanting; second glume and sterile lemma nearly equal, acuminate, 5- to 7-nerved; fruit laterally compressed, bony-indurate, white, smooth and shining, the lemma gibbous, the margins tightly enclosing the convex palea; staminate spikelets reduced to the lemma and palea.
Note Wiry perennials with broad asymmetrical blades and small terminal and axillary panicles.
 
 
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