• Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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  • Description

    Genus Description - Spikelets 1–2-fld, articulated below the glumes, strongly flattened, nearly circular in outline; glumes subequal, with approximate margins, 3-veined, the lateral veins obscure; lemma firm, ca as long as the glumes but much narrower, lanceolate, obscurely veined; palea lanceolate, partly enclosed by the lemma; stout grasses with overlapping sheaths, large ligule, usually flat blades, and elongate compound panicles of short, crowded, overlapping spikes. 2, the other in Europe.