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Stem: decumbent to erect, 5–45 cm, branched, glabrous; nodes generally purple.
Leaf: sheath 1–6 cm; ligule ± 1.5 mm, membranous; blade flat to ± inrolled, ribbed, upper surface scabrous.
Inflorescence: spike-like, 3–18 cm, rigid, cylindric, straight to strongly curved, breaking at nodes; spikelets alternate, 2-ranked, appressed, embedded in axis, falling with axis segment.
Spikelet: glumes 2, edge-to-edge or slightly overlapping, 4–7 mm, lanceolate, keel to 1 side near base or obscure, margin translucent, ± enclosing floret, 5-veined; florets 1–2, bisexual; lemma 3.5–5.5 mm, translucent, 3-veined; palea ± = lemma, translucent.
Fruit: ± 3.5 mm.
5 species: native to Europe. (Greek: scales beside, from glume orientation) [Worley 2007 FNANM 24:687–688] See Hainardia.
Unabridged references: [Runemark 1962 Bot Not 115:1–17]
1. Infl generally curved, generally twisted; upper leaf sheath margins expanded, enclosing lower 1–4 spikelets; anther 0.5–1 mm ..... P. incurva
1' Infl generally straight; leaf sheath margins all alike, all spikelets exserted from sheath; anther 2–4 mm ..... P. strigosa
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