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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/22/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Syst. Nat. ed. 10. 2:1261. 1759.
Description Monoecious, the staminate and pistillate spikelets in the same inflorescence; staminate spikelets 2-flowered, in pairs at the nodes of a continuous rachis, one sessile, the other subsessile or pedicellate; glumes membranaceous, equal, many- nerved, the first 2-keeled, the margins rather sharply inflexed; pistillate spikelets solitary on opposite sides on the lower part of the same rachis, sunken in the thick- ened, hardened disarticulating segments, composed of 1 fertile floret and a sterile lemma; first glume coriaceous, rounded, the margins nearly enclosing the spikelet, sterile lemma, fertile lemma, and palea hyaline, each successively smaller.
Note Coarse perennials with usually broad flat blades and 1 to several racemes in terminal and axillary inflorescences.
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