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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/16/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. 71. 1753
Synonym Chasmanthium Link, Hort. Berol. 1:159. 1827.
Description Spikelets laterally compressed, few- to several-flowered, the rachilla disarticu- lating above the glumes and between the florets (tardily or not at all disarticulating in our species), with 1-4 empty lemmas below the fertile florets; glumes narrow, compressed-keeled, acute or acuminate, the first 1- to 5-nerved, the second 3- to 5-nerved; lemmas compressed-keeled, 5- to several-nerved, the nerves often ob- scure, acute or acuminate, awnless or sometimes mucronate; palea shorter than the lemma, the keels straight (in our species) or prominently bowed.
Note Slender to coarse perennials with flat or convolute blades and open or usually narrow and rather dense panicles of compressed spikelets.
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