• 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-fld, articulated above the glumes; glumes lanceolate to ovate, 1-veined, from much shorter to somewhat longer than the lemma; lemma membranous or herbaceous, rounded on the back, veinless or 1(3)-veined, obtuse to acuminate, awnless; palea about as long as the lemma or longer, of similar texture, usually conspicuous and in some spp. wider than the lemma; grain in most spp. soon separating from the lemma and palea, falling free; pericarp free from the seed; annual or perennial grasses with narrow, often involute lvs, minute or no ligule, and open or contracted panicles of rather small spikelets. 100, mostly of warm reg., esp. in the New World.

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