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Habit: Annual or perennial herb, cespitose. Stem: erect, densely clumped. Leaf: cauline; sheaths keeled; ligule membranous; blade flat or folded. Inflorescence: raceme-like, numerous, long-stalked, with dissimilar spikelet pairs. Spikelet: in pairs, on 1 side of axis; spikelets of lower 1--4 pairs +- equal, sterile or staminate; spikelets of upper pairs unequal, sessile spikelet bisexual, glumes tightly enclosing florets, florets 2, lower vestigial, upper fertile, lemma translucent, tip awned; stalked spikelet staminate or sterile, awn 0; pair breaking below sessile spikelet. Fruit: lanceolate, with a groove.
Species In Genus: 8--10 species: warm temperate, tropics. Etymology: (Greek: different beard, from awned and awnless spikelets)
eFlora Treatment Author: Elizabeth M. Skendzic
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Hainardia cylindrica
Next taxon: Heteropogon contortus
Citation for this treatment: Elizabeth M. Skendzic 2016. Heteropogon, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11078, accessed on July 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 28, 2016.