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Herbs with a naked stem. Leaves grass-like, flat or semi-terete, with a split sheath and often a ligule. Inflorescence a single spike or raceme, elongating in fruit.Stamens subsessile. Carpels 6, alternate ones sterile; ovules solitary; stigmas 3, plumose. Fertile mericarps 3.


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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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