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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/22/2012)
Genus IMPERATA
PlaceOfPublication PI. Rar. Neap. 2:26. 1792.
Description Spikelets all alike, in pairs, unequally pedicellate on a slender continuous rachis of a raceme, surrounded at the base by long silky hairs much longer than the spikelets; pedicels of the spikelets enlarged at the summit into a shallow cupped receptacle; glumes about equal, acuminate, the first 5- to 7-nerved; sterile lemma and fertile lemma and palea hyaline, the fertile lemma awnless.
Note Tough perennial grasses with long rather stout rhizomes, flat blades narrowed to a petiole-like base, and narrow silky inflorescences.
 
 
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