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This text currently parallels The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition that is now available at the University of California Press.
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Stem: prostrate to erect.
Leaf: ligule hairy; blade generally short, linear to narrowly lanceolate.
Inflorescence: panicle-like, dense, cylindric and exserted or head-like and enclosed by enlarged sheaths.
Spikelet: bisexual, strongly compressed, falling as 1 unit; glumes, lemma acute or short-pointed; glumes <= floret, generally lanceolate, keeled, strongly 1-veined; floret 1; lemma membranous, 1-veined; palea generally 2-veined, generally splitting with age; stamens generally 3.
8 species: Medit Eur, Asia, c Africa. (Greek: concealment, from partly hidden inflorescence) [Hammel & Reeder 2003 FNANM 25:139–141]
Unabridged references: [Hammel & Reeder 1979 Syst Bot 4:267–280]
1. Sheath margins hairy ..... C. vaginiflora
1' Sheath margins glabrous
2. Infl length generally > 5 × width, exserted from subtending sheath ..... C. alopecuroides
2' Infl length generally < 5 × width, base partly enclosed by subtending sheath ..... C. schoenoides
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