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Published In: Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie 80, pl. 16, f. 9. 1812. (Ess. Agrostogr.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus of 18 species in the tropics and subtropics; 1 species occurs in Pakistan.

 

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Aquatic or semi-aquatic rhizomatous perennials. Leaf-blades linear, often inrolled; ligule membranous. Inflorescence open, composed of several to numerous racemes scattered along a central axis; racemes slender, straight or flexuous, secund. Spikelets several-flowered, narrow, acuminate, often rounded, biseriate, subsessile or shortly pedicelled, disarticulating between the florets; glumes 1-nerved, persistent, membranous, unequal, shorter than the lemmas; lemmas 3-nerved, rounded or flattened on the back, hairy or rarely almost glabrous on the lower part of the nerves, usually 2-toothed, mucronate or shortly awned; palea scabrid on the keels and appressed sericeous on the inturned margins. Caryopsis elliptic-oblong, plump or dorso-ventrally flattened.
 
 
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