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Habit: Annual, perennial herb. Stem: ascending to erect, 5--100 cm. Leaf: basal to cauline; ligule membranous to translucent; blade flat. Inflorescence: erect to pendent, panicle-like, open. Spikelet: +- pendent, +- laterally compressed, subconic to ovoid; glumes subequal, papery, rounded at tip, 3--9-veined; florets 3--19; axis breaking above glumes and between florets; lemma width > length, papery to translucent, rounded at tip, 7--9-veined; palea +- = lemma.
Species In Genus: 10--12 species: Europe, northern Africa. Etymology: (Greek: a kind of grain) Note: Briza media L., a cultivated perennial herb with ligule < 0.5 mm and spikelets 4--6 mm, best treated as waif in California.
eFlora Treatment Author: Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to BrizaPrevious taxon: Brachypodium sylvaticum
Next taxon: Briza maxima
Citation for this treatment: Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Briza, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11002, accessed on February 11, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 11, 2016.