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Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence a cylindric to subspherical, spike-like panicle, bearing deciduous clusters of 1-several spikelets subtended by an involucre of bristles, these flexuous, filiform and free to base. Spikelets: glumes and lower lemma variable, 0 to as long as spikelet; upper lemma cartilaginous to thinly coriaceous with flat thin margins.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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