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Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet

Family: Gramineae
Anthoxanthum

Citation: L., Sp. Pl. 28 (1753).

Derivation: Greek anthos, flower; xanthos, yellow; colour of the panicle after flowering.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Sweetly scented perennials or annuals; leaf blade flat; ligule membranous.

Inflorescence a raceme or narrow spike-like panicle; spikelets with 1 fertile flower, compressed laterally, subsessile; glumes unequal, acute, persistent, the first small, 1-nerved, the second 3-nerved; empty lemmas 2, acute, persistent, smaller than the glumes; notched and awned, hyaline, villous; fertile lemma 1, still smaller, glabrous; palea 1-nerved; stamens 2.

Distribution:  About 20 species from Europe, Africa and Asia.

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available


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