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Habit: Annual, perennial herb. Stem: generally 1--8 dm, erect. Leaf: generally basal; ligule membranous, truncate, rough-edged, or ciliate; blade 3--15 cm, 2.5--14 mm wide, flat, glabrous to pubescent. Inflorescence: terminal, spike- or panicle-like, cylindric, ovoid to head-like, dense; spikelets laterally compressed, generally paired, subsessile to short-stalked, of 2 kinds, 1 sterile, 1 fertile. Fertile Spikelet: bisexual; glumes +- equal, lanceolate, 1-veined, keeled, awn generally 0; florets 1--5; axis extended beyond uppermost floret, breaking above glumes and between florets; lemma back rounded, faintly 5-veined, awned [or not]; palea +- = lemma, 2-lobed. Sterile Spikelet: sometimes obscuring fertile spikelet; glume narrow, linear; florets 6--18, axis not breaking apart; lemma narrow, lance-linear, rigid, 1-veined, awned or not. Chromosomes: 2n=14.
Species In Genus: 8 species: Europe, western Asia, northern Africa. Etymology: (Greek: dog + tail, from shape of inflorescence)
eFlora Treatment Author: James P. Smith, Jr.
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to CynosurusPrevious taxon: Cynodon dactylon
Next taxon: Cynosurus cristatus
Citation for this treatment: James P. Smith, Jr. 2016. Cynosurus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11028, accessed on December 11, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 11, 2016.