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Habit: Annual, perennial herb. Stem: erect. Leaf: basal to cauline; ligule membranous, glabrous to minutely ciliate, toothed at obtuse to truncate tip; blade narrow, flat to inrolled. Inflorescence: panicle-like, generally compact, narrow, or wider in full flower. Spikelet: laterally compressed; glumes unequal, upper > and wider than lower, keeled, acute, lower 1-veined, upper faintly 3--5-veined; axis prolonged beyond fertile floret, bristly (occasionally with vestigial floret at tip); florets 2--5, bisexual, breaking above glumes and between florets; lower lemmas generally > glumes, awned or not, 5-veined; palea +- < lemma, tip minutely 2-forked.
Species In Genus: +- 30 species: temperate North America, Eurasia. Etymology: (G.L. Koeler, German botanist, 1765--1807)
eFlora Treatment Author: Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to KoeleriaPrevious taxon: Imperata brevifolia
Next taxon: Koeleria gerardi
Citation for this treatment: Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Koeleria, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11091, accessed on May 23, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 23, 2016.