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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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Annual, biennial, cespitose.
Stem: erect to prostrate.
Leaf: generally basal, tufted, glabrous; ligule short-hairy; blade flat or inrolled.
Inflorescence: panicle-like, dense, 1–7 cm, 0.5–2(3) cm wide.
Spikelet: ± laterally compressed; axis breaking above glumes and between florets; glumes lanceolate, membranous, 5–7-veined; florets 3–8, bisexual; lemma 9-veined, ciliate proximally, toothed to notched, awn ± 0 ( mucro occasionally <= 1.5 mm); palea < to > lemma.
5 species: warm temperate, subtrop, Eurasia, Africa. (Greek: split, from notched lemma) [Kellogg 2003 FNANM 25:307–308]
Unabridged references: [Conert & Türpe 1974 Abh Senckenberg Naturf Ges 532:1–81]
1. Lower lemma generally > 2.5 mm, teeth narrowly triangular; palea of lowest floret acute, < lemma ..... S. arabicus
1' Lower lemma generally < 2.5 mm, teeth obtuse to widely triangular; palea of lowest floret obtuse, > lemma ..... S. barbatus
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