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Habit: Perennial herb, cespitose. Stem: erect; nodes generally short-hairy. Leaf: basal and cauline; ligule membranous; blade flat or folded. Inflorescence: panicle-like; branches +- digitate or racemes, long-soft-hairy; axis segments grooved, breaking with age. Spikelet: paired, dorsally compressed; sessile spikelet bisexual, glumes > florets, membranous, florets 2, lower vestigial, upper fertile, lemma translucent, tip awned; stalked spikelet staminate or sterile, pedicel hairy; spikelet pair and subtending axis segment breaking as a unit. Fruit: oblong to fusiform.
Species In Genus: +- 35 species: worldwide, warm temperate, tropics. Etymology: (Greek: pit, from pitted glumes of some species) Note: Cult for forage, revegetation. Reports of Bothriochloa exaristata (Nash) Henrard from Los Angeles Co. are unverified. Bothriochloa ischaemum var. songarica (Fisch. & C.A. Mey.) Celarier & J.R. Harlan, infraspecific taxa not recognized.
eFlora Treatment Author: Elizabeth M. Skendzic
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to BothriochloaPrevious taxon: Blepharidachne kingii
Next taxon: Bothriochloa barbinodis
Citation for this treatment: Elizabeth M. Skendzic 2016. Bothriochloa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10997, 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.