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Habit: Annual. Stem: ascending to erect. Leaf: basal and lower cauline; ligule +- translucent; blade flat. Inflorescence: panicle-like, narrow, compact; branches generally appressed to ascending. Spikelet: stalked, 3--5 mm, laterally compressed; glumes unequal, membranous at swollen base, 1-veined; floret 1, breaking above glumes; axis prolonged as a minute bristle; lemma << glumes, translucent, truncate to obtuse, awned or not, 5-veined; palea +- = lemma; anthers 3.
Species In Genus: 2 species: warm temperate Europe, northern Africa, western Asia. Etymology: (Greek: small pouch, from swollen glume base)
eFlora Treatment Author: James P. Smith, Jr. & Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Festuca viridula
Next taxon: Gastridium phleoides
Citation for this treatment: James P. Smith, Jr. & Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Gastridium, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11070, accessed on May 01, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 01, 2016.