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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 71. 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 about 5 species in temperate Europe and Asia, widely introduced elsewhere; 1 species occurs in Pakistan.


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Tufted perennials. Leaf-blades flat. Inflorescence a lobed, 1-sided, condensed panicle, the branches crowded with compact fascicles of spikelets. Spikelets 2-5-flowered, strongly laterally compressed, almost sessile; glumes persistent, unequal, 1-3-nerved; lemmas strongly compressed and keeled, herbaceous with membranous margins, 5-nerved, shortly awned; palea shorter than or as long as the lemma.
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