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Habit: Perennial herb, cespitose. Stem: erect, branched; nodes generally hairy. Leaf: cauline; ligule membranous, minutely ciliate; blade flat or folded. Inflorescence: panicle-like with 2 or more spike-like branches, 1 or compactly clustered, partly enclosed in leaf sheaths; axes breaking apart with age; spikelet sessile, subtended by hairy, naked stalk and axis segment, falling with stalk and axis segment as 1 unit. Spikelet: glumes +- = florets, lanceolate; florets 2, lower vestigial, upper fertile; lemma translucent, awned; palea << lemma or 0; stamens 1--3. Fruit: oblong, +- brown or +- purple.
Species In Genus: +- 100 species: warm temperate, tropics. Etymology: (Greek: man beard, from hairy staminate spikelets) Note: Some species cultivated for forage, revegetation.
eFlora Treatment Author: Christopher S. Campbell & Kelly W. Allred
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to AndropogonPrevious taxon: Ammophila arenaria
Next taxon: Andropogon glomeratus var. scabriglumis
Citation for this treatment: Christopher S. Campbell & Kelly W. Allred 2016. Andropogon, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10119, accessed on July 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 27, 2016.