• 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 5–many-fld, flat, disarticulating below the glumes; glumes shorter than the lemmas, subequal, acute or slightly mucronate, 3-veined, compressed-keeled, the keel serrulate; lower 2–6 lemmas empty; lemmas acute and obtusish or slightly mucronate, 3–9-veined, compressed-keeled, the keel serrulate; palea shorter to longer than the lemma, 2-keeled; erect, rhizomatous or stoloniferous perennials, with numerous large, stramineous spikelets in open to narrow and strict infls; ligule a fringe of hairs. 2, the other from Baja Calif. to Ecuador.