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Rhizomes < 12 cm.
Stem: 10–60 cm, slender to thick, below flat, winged.
Leaf: 0.2–1 m, 0.5–6 mm wide.
Inflorescence: enclosed by subtending, membranous, sheathing, leaf-like bract in youth, exserted from it in age; flowers each enclosed by translucent, scale-like bract; pistillate flowers alternate flowers with vestigial anthers.
Pistillate flower: ovary tapered to short style.
5 species: n Pacific coasts. (Greek: leaf-like inflorescence) Island distributions of CA species need study.
1. Pistillate inflorescences 1(2) per stem, ± basal; peduncle 10–60 mm; leaves 1–4 mm wide, flat ..... P. scouleri
1' Pistillate inflorescences (1)3–5(7) per stem, cauline; peduncle 8–45 mm; leaves 0.5–2 mm wide, in age folded or cylindric ..... P. torreyi
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