Browne, Hist. Jamaic. 114 (1756).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Perennials, with creeping stolons; stems hollow; leaves 3-ranked, horizontally flat, serrate-scabrous on the margins.
Spikelets paniculate, with 2 or 3 bisexual flowers, but usually the lowest only fertile; panicle-branches each with a sheathing bract at the base; glumes few, imbricate all round, the one bearing the fertile flower usually the largest, 1-3 outer ones empty; stamens 3, rarely 2; style somewhat enlarged at the base, branches 3; no hypogynous bristles.
Nut supported by a disk, crowned by the adnate discoloured often hispid base of the style.
2 species widespread in tropical and temperate areas.
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