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Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/22/2012)
Genus SACCHARUM L.
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. 54. 1753.
Description Spikelets all alike, in pairs, one sessile, the other pedicellate, surrounded at the base by long silky hairs, the rachis readily disarticulating below the spikelets; glumes rather firm, 1- to 3-nerved, acute or acuminate; sterile lemma similar to the glumes but hyaline, the fertile lemma shorter than the glumes, hyaline, awn- less, sometimes wanting.
Note Tall, coarse perennial grasses with large plume-like inflorescences of panicled racemes.
 
 
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