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Genus :

CYMBOPOGON

Family :

POACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Perennial grasses, culms tall. Leaf-blades linear, aromatic. Inflorescence composed of paired racemeson common peduncle, enclosed by a boat-shaped spatheole, or leafy false panicle, racemes short, lowermost pair of spikelets in each raceme homogamous. Sessile spikelets dorsally compressed, callus obtuse, pedicelled spikelets male or barren, as long as the sessile but never depressed on back, awnless; lower glume chartaceous,  shallowly concave, 2-keeled;  lower florets reduced to hyaline lemmas; upper lemmas hyaline or stipitiform, bilobed, awned or awnless, paleas absent. Caryopsis  subterete to plano-convex.