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Key to Cenchrus

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(For a list of species in Cenchrus, use the above link.)

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1. Bur with 1 whorl of flattened, fused inner bracts subtended by 1–several whorls of smaller, finer bracts ..... C. echinatus

1' Bur with several whorls of flattened spines, these at irregular intervals through body of bur

2. Sheaths strongly keeled; bracts 45–75, slender, < 1 mm wide; spikelets 5.8–7.8 mm ..... C. longispinus

2' Sheaths compressed, but not strongly keeled; bracts 8–40, broader at base, 1–3 mm; spikelets 3.5–5.9 mm ..... C. incertus


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