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Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet

Family: Gramineae
Secale

Citation: L., Sp. Pl. 84 (1753).

Derivation: Latin name for rye.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Annuals or perennials; leaf blade flat; ligule membranous.

Inflorescence a dense cylindrical spike; spikelets solitary, sessile, 2-flowered, appressed by their faces (sides of the lemmas) against the rhachis of the spike; glumes 2, linear, 1-nerved.

Distribution:  2 species from Europe, Asia and Africa.

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available


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