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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/16/2012)
Genus CORTADERIA
PlaceOfPublication Gard. Chron. III. 22:378, 396. 1897.
Description Spikelets several-flowered, the rachilla disarticulating near the base of each seg- ment forming a stipe to the floret, the lower part of the stipe glabrous, the upper part covered with long silky hairs; glumes narrow, long-acuminate, 1-nerved, longer than the first floret, sometimes longer than all the florets (in our species); lemmas 3-nerved, villous with long silky hairs, long-acuminate, tapering to a thin fine point, or awned from between the thin slender teeth of a bifid apex; palea about as long as the lemma.
Note Low or usually tall coarse tussock grasses, the leaves mostly crowded toward the base of the plant, with firm, elongate blades tapering to a slender point, very scabrous on the margins, and rather small to large, dense, silky, plume-like panicles.
 
 
 
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