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Habit: Annual. Stem: prostrate to erect. Leaf: ligule hairy; blade generally short, linear to narrowly lanceolate. Inflorescence: panicle-like, dense, cylindric and exserted or head-like and enclosed by enlarged sheaths. Spikelet: bisexual, strongly compressed, falling as 1 unit; glumes, lemma acute or short-pointed; glumes <= floret, generally lanceolate, keeled, strongly 1-veined; floret 1; lemma membranous, 1-veined; palea generally 2-veined, generally splitting with age; stamens generally 3. Fruit: utricle-like, when wet gelatinous with seed emergent from split ovary wall.
Species In Genus: 8 species: Mediterranean Europe, Asia, central Africa. Etymology: (Greek: concealment, from partly hidden inflorescence)
eFlora Treatment Author: James P. Smith, Jr.
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to CrypsisPrevious taxon: Cortaderia selloana
Next taxon: Crypsis alopecuroides
Citation for this treatment: James P. Smith, Jr. 2017. Crypsis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11023, accessed on January 20, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 20, 2017.