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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/22/2012)
Genus OLYRA L.
PlaceOfPublication Syst. Nat. ed. 10. 2:1261. 1759.
Description Plants monoecious; staminate and pistillate spikelets in the same inflorescence, the pistillate on the upper branches and at the ends of the lower branches, the staminate scattered along the lower branches; pedicels of pistillate spikelets en- larged toward the summit; pistillate spikelet: first glume wanting; second glume and sterile lemma 5- to 7-nerved, caudate-acuminate, the glume much longer than the lemma; fruit bony-indurate, white, the margins inrolled, clasping the palea; staminate spikelets much smaller, reduced to the lemma and palea.
Note Erect or clambering, usually woody perennials with broad flat blades and open panicles terminating the main culm and branches.
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