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Habit: Perennial herb; dioecious. Stem: densely clumped, erect. Leaf: generally basal with conspicuous midrib; sheath glabrous to hairy, fracturing into short segments with age; blade flat and folded, margin sharp and cutting. Inflorescence: panicle-like, plume-like. Spikelet: +- laterally compressed; glumes unequal, 1-veined; florets 2--8, breaking above glumes and between florets; lemma silky-hairy, 3-veined, tip drawn out, awn-like.
Species In Genus: 25 species: South America, New Zealand, New Guinea. Etymology: (Spanish, to cut or harvest)
eFlora Treatment Author: H.E. Connor
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to CortaderiaPrevious taxon: Cinna latifolia
Next taxon: Cortaderia jubata
Citation for this treatment: H.E. Connor 2016. Cortaderia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11020, accessed on April 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 28, 2016.