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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/12/2012)
 

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/12/2012)
Genus GYMNOPOGON
PlaceOfPublication Ess. Agrost. 41, pl. 9. f. 3. 1812.
Synonym Anthopogon Nutt. Gen. P1. 1:81. 1818.
Biatherium Desv. Opusc. 72. 1831.
Monochaete Doell in Mart. Fl. Bras. 23:78. 1878.
Doellochloa Kuntze, Rev. Gen. P1. 2:773. 1891.
Description Spikelets 1- to 3-flowered, articulated above the glumes, subsessile in two rows on one side of the slender rachis, the rachilla prolonged beyond the upper floret, often bearing a very rudimentary floret, this sometimes reduced to awns; glumes narrow, acuminate, 1-nerved, nearly equal, longer than the florets; lemmas narrow, 3-nerved, awned from between the teeth of a minutely bifid apex, or sometimes almost awnless.
Note Perennial grasses with erect stiff culms, rounded sheaths, firm, flat or loosely rolled, stiffly spreading blades, and few to numerous slender spikes scattered along the upper half or third, or crowded at the summit of the culm.
 
 
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