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Perennials (ours). Inflorescence usually a contracted panicle, but sometimes reduced to a raceme (as in our R. disticha).  Spikelets 3-10-flowered; glumes subequal, as long as the spikelet or nearly so; floret callus obtuseLemmas 5-9-nerved, bearing tufts of hairs arranged in two transverse series, these sometimes reduced to two marginal tufts, 2-lobed at apex, the lobes usually awned and with an awn arising from the sinus.


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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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