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Published In: Supplementum Plantarum 13, 114. 1781[1782]. (Apr 1782) (Suppl. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus of 4 species in the Old World tropics and introduced to the Caribbean; 1 species occurs in Pakistan.

 

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Erect annuals. Leaf-blades flat; ligule a very short membrane. Inflorescence a single raceme, either terminal or aggregated into a spatheate false panicle; racemes cylindrical; internodes squatly clavate, fused to the adjacent pedicel. Sessile spikelet sunk in the internode; callus truncate with a prominent central peg; Lower glume coriaceous, broadly convex, 2-keeled, smooth, narrowly winged at the apex; lower floret male, with hyaline lemma and well-developed palea; upper lemma entire and awnless; caryopsis ovate in face view, crescentic in side view. Pedicelled spikelet herbaceous or scarious, a little smaller than the sessile; pedicel oblong, flattened, scarcely distinguishable from the internode.
 
 
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