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Published In: Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 196. 1810. (1-7 Apr 1810) (Prodr.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus of 70-80 species in the tropics and subtropics throughout the world, but mainly in tropical Asia; represented in Pakistan by a single species.


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Annuals or perennials, often aquatic; culms commonly ascending from a prostrate base. Leaf-blades linear to lanceolate or ovate. Inflorescence an open or contracted panicle. Spikelets 2-flowered, with the florets similar or dissimilar, the lower male or bisexual, the upper female or bisexual; rhachilla disarticulating below each floret; glumes falling soon after the florets, subequal, two-thirds to as long as the spikelet, membranous; lemmas elliptic-oblong to orbicular, obscurely 5-7-nerved, obtuse, the lower similar to the upper or larger and thinner, the upper chartaceous to thinly coriaceous; stamens 3. Caryopsis ellipsoid to suborbicular, dorsally flattened on one side.
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