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|Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Annual, perennial herb, cespitose, sometimes from rhizomes. Stem: erect to decumbent. Leaf: blade folded, inrolled, or flat. Inflorescence: panicle-like, +- narrow; branches +- clustered, ascending to erect, +- dense. Spikelet: laterally compressed; glumes +- equal, generally > lower floret, +- membranous, subacuminate, awn 0, lower glume +- 1-veined, upper 3-veined; axis breaking apart above glumes and between florets; florets 2(3), lower generally bisexual, upper pistillate, sometimes both bisexual; lemma membranous, keeled, 3-veined; palea < and enclosed by lemma.
Species In Genus: +- 20 species: southwestern California (s ChI), Mexico, western South America. Etymology: (Greek: double small flower, from 2 small florets) Note: Phylogenetically nested in, best treated in, Poa (Refulio-Rodriguez 2007 Ph.D. Dissertation Claremont Graduate Univ).
eFlora Treatment Author: Nancy F. Refulio-Rodriguez & James P. Smith, Jr.
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Previous taxon: Digitaria sanguinalis
Next taxon: Dissanthelium californicum
Citation for this treatment: Nancy F. Refulio-Rodriguez & James P. Smith, Jr. 2016. Dissanthelium, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11043, accessed on February 13, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 13, 2016.