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|Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Perennial herb from long rhizomes. Stem: generally 1, decumbent to erect. Leaf: cauline; ligule membranous; blade flat to folded. Inflorescence: panicle-like, open; lateral branchlets, spikelet stalks arched to wavy. Spikelet: laterally compressed; glumes 0; floret 1, bisexual, falling as 1 unit; lemma, palea firmly membranous; lemma strigose on back, awnless, 5-veined; palea +- = lemma.
Species In Genus: 17 species: tropics, warm temperate America, Eurasia. Etymology: (J.D. Leers, German botanist, 1727--1774)
eFlora Treatment Author: Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Lamarckia aurea
Next taxon: Leersia oryzoides
Citation for this treatment: Dieter H. Wilken 2017. Leersia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11095, accessed on January 16, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 16, 2017.