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Introduction in collaboration with R A Perry 1
The Grass Plant and its Parts
Key to the Genera
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2-keeled 3-nerved acuminate acute angular apex appressed Aristida Aust awns axis basal Blades Botanic Description Panicle branches bristles callus Caryopsis central Australia ciliate ciliolate clustered cm high cm long cm wide compressed cracking clay soils culms dense Description Habit Dichanthium Distribution edges elliptic Enneapogon Eragrostis erect Eriachne exserted Fertile floret flat flattened florets gidgee glabrous hairless hairy hyaline incurved Inflorescence internodes Iseilema keels lanceolate leafy Leaves lobes long incl loose Lower glume Lower lemma margins midnerve Muell mulga narrow narrowly oblong obtuse occurs ovate Palea panicle-branches Panicum Paspalidium pedicels peduncle perennial plant and spikelet Plate Plectrachne prominent pubescent purplish racemes rarely rhachilla rhachis rhizome scaberulous scabrous scarious Seedhead sessile spikelet Sheaths shiny short shorter shortly slender slightly smooth soils solitary sometimes sparsely species spiciform spike spikelet spinifex spreading stalks Stems stiff strongly nerved subequal terete terminal thickened thin thinly membranous Triodia tufted tussocks Upper glume Upper lemma usually