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Lemon-scented perennials (in ours). Inflorescence a single raceme, terminal or axillary and sometimes gathered into a false panicle. Racemes flexuous; internodes columnar to subclavate, strongly oblique at the summit, neither crater-like nor scarious-rimmed.   Sessile spikelet: callus often large; lower glume laterally 2-keeled, the keels ciliately fringed and often with an oil-streak on the inner side, not ridged, usually 2-fid; upper glume awnless; lower floret reduced to a hyaline lemma; upper lemma entire and awnless.  Pedicellate spikelet well-developed, awnless or shortly aristate.


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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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