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Habit: Perennial herb, generally cespitose. Stem: ascending to erect. Leaf: basal and cauline; ligule hairy; blade flat to inrolled. Inflorescence: panicle- to spike-like, narrow, generally compact. Spikelet: glumes +- equal, 3--9-veined; florets 3--6, breaking above glumes and weakly between florets, lower 1--3 florets fertile, bisexual, upper generally sterile, gradually reduced; lemmas < glumes, elliptic to ovate, firmly membranous, rounded on back, generally 9-veined, awned at truncate tip, awns 9, plumose; fertile palea slightly > lemma.
Species In Genus: +- 30 species: warm temperate North America, Africa, Asia, Australia. Etymology: (Greek: nine beards, from 9 plumose lemma awns)
eFlora Treatment Author: John R. Reeder & Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Elymus ×vancouverensis
Next taxon: Enneapogon desvauxii
Citation for this treatment: John R. Reeder & Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Enneapogon, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11055, accessed on September 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 29, 2016.