Monographs Details: Dactyloctenium
Authority: Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
Description:Genus Description - Spikelets crowded, divergent, flattened, few-fld, articulated between the glumes; glumes very broad, compressed and keeled, 1-veined, the first awnless, the second with a stout awn just below the rounded tip; lemmas broadly ovate, compressed and keeled, 3-veined, abruptly acuminate to a short awn-like point; grain subglobose, rugose, furrowed on one side; annuals with usually overlapping sheaths, flat blades, and sessile digitate spikes, the uppermost spikelets abortive and the rachis projecting 1–5 mm as a sharp point. 10, warm reg.