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Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet

Family: Gramineae
Deschampsia

Citation: P. Beauv., Agrost. 91 (1812).

Derivation: After Dr Deschamps, of Saint-Omer.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Tufted glabrous perennials; leaf blades usually flat.

Inflorescence a loose panicle, much-branched; spikelets compressed laterally, 2-flowered, the first floret sessile, the second stalked; the rhachilla continued in a hairy bristle which sometimes bears a rudimentary floret; callus small, shortly bearded around the base of the florets; glumes subequal, acute, membranous, persistent, 1-3-nerved; lemmas thin, truncate-denticulate, glabrous, with a slender dorsal awn.

Distribution:  About 60 species of temperate and cold areas.

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available


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