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Habit: (Annual) perennial herb, generally cespitose or from rhizomes; glabrous to velvety soft-hairy. Leaf: generally basal; ligule membranous, truncate, puberulent; blade flat. Inflorescence: panicle-like, +- congested to open. Spikelet: laterally compressed, breaking below glumes, falling as 1 unit; glumes +- equal, lower 1-veined, upper 3-veined; florets generally 2(3), lower floret bisexual, upper staminate or sterile; callus hairy; lemma +- 2 mm, shiny, membranous, faintly 3--5-veined, lemma of lower floret awnless, lemma of upper floret awned near 2-lobed tip; palea +- = lemma.
Species In Genus: +- 8 species: temperate Eurasia, Africa. Etymology: (Latin: a grass)
eFlora Treatment Author: Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to HolcusPrevious taxon: Hilaria rigida
Next taxon: Holcus lanatus
Citation for this treatment: Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Holcus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11081, accessed on December 04, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 04, 2016.