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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 81. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus of 12 species in tropical and temperate regions; 1 species occurs in Pakistan.


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Rhizomatous perennials, with very tall culms. Leaf-blades broad and flat; ligule a short scarious membrane. Panicles large, dense, profusely branched, silkily hairy, glabrous at the bases of the lowest branches. Spikelets few-flowered, the florets all fertile or the upper ± reduced; rhachilla glabrous; glumes 3-5-nerved; lemma 5-9-nerved, bifid with a short awn in the sinus, with 3 nerves ± percurrent or excurrent, the rest short, covered all over the back below the middle with long soft hairs; palea 2-keeled, densely ciliate on the keels; stamens 3.
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