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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/22/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/22/2012)
Genus HYPARRHENIA Anderss.
PlaceOfPublication Prain, Fl. Trop. Afr. 9:291. 1919.
Description Spikelets arranged in pairs at the nodes of short paired racemes, each pair sub- tended by a spathe, the lowest pairs alike, awnless, similar to the pedicellate spikelets above; first glume of sessile fertile spikelet flat or rounded, not keeled, or keeled only near the summit; lemma small and narrow, sometimes minutely lobed, with a relatively strong geniculate awn; pedicellate spikelets about as large as the sessile, awnless.
Note Tall coarse perennials with long narrow blades and rather loose inflorescences, the pairs of racemes somewhat crowded on the branches.
Key a. Racemes 1 cm. long, purple, with 1 fertile spikelet, the peduncle strongly curved or flexuous, densely papillose-hirsute -1. H. BRACTEATA aa. Racemes 2-3 cm. long, reddish-brown, with more than one fertile spikelet, usually several, the peduncles straight or only slightly curved, short-pilose - - ----2. H. RUFA
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