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Genus :

CYRTOCOCCUM

Family :

POACEAE

Description


Perennial, creeping grasses, much-branched. Leaf-blades lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, nerves prominent, ligules membranous. Inflorescence an open or condensed panicle of pedicelled spikelets. Spikelets all alike, strongly laterally compressed, distinctly gibbous, 2-flowered, falling entire; glumes dissimilar, lower shorter, subacute, upper gibbous, obtuse; florets dissimilar, lower sterile,  upper floret perfect, strongly gibbous on back; lemmas indurate, smooth or minutely pitted, margin involute, tip with a distinct callus crest; paleas of similar texture on back, margins hyaline. Stamens 3. Caryopsis similar to upper florets.

Key to the species

Serial Key Reference
1a. Pedicels shorter than the spikelets C. oxyphyllum
1b. Pedicels longer than the spikelets 2
2a. Panicle very lax; pedicels longer C. accrescens
2b. Panicle contracted; pedicels shorter C. patens