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Key to Leptochloa

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1. Sheaths papillate-hairy; spikelets 1–3 mm; lemma back keeled; florets 2–4 ..... L. panicea subsp. brachiata

1' Sheaths glabrous or scabrous; spikelets 4–12 mm; lemma back rounded; florets generally 5–12

2. Perennial herb; stem internodes solid; cleistogamous spikelets often present in lower sheaths ..... L. dubia

2' Annual; stem internodes hollow; cleistogamous spikelets 0

3. Lemma awnless or mucronate ..... L. fusca subsp. uninervia

3' Lemma awn 0.5–3(5) mm

4. Florets ± white; lower glume 2–3 mm, lanceolate; lemma lanceolate ..... L. fusca subsp. fascicularis

4' Florets ± red; lower glume < 2 mm, triangular; lemma ovate ..... L. viscida


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