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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/16/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/16/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Nov. Gen. & Sp. 1:94. 1815.
Description Spikelets usually in pairs, arranged in two rows on one side of a slender rachis, the back of the fruit turned away from the rachis; first glume united with the thickened first segment of the rachilla, forming a ring-like callus below the second glume; second glume and sterile lemma equal or nearly so, acute or acuminate, 3- nerved; fruit much shorter than the second glume and sterile lemma (in our species), elliptic, awnless or short-awned, minutely striate and cross-wrinkled or papillose-roughened, the margins of the lemma firm, inrolled, rather tightly en- closing the palea.
Note Annuals or perennials with flat blades and terminal inflorescences composed of 2 to many one-sided racemes racemose on a common axis.
Key a. Racemes 1 or 2, 1-2 cm. long, densely villous; fruit 2.4 mm. long, awniess --- ----1. E. DISTACHYA aa. Racemes many, the lower ones usually 4-5 cm. long, not villous, ap- pressed; fruit 2 mm. long, with a hispidulous awn about 1 mm. long 2. E. PUNCTATA
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