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Habit: Annual, perennial herb, cespitose or rhizomatous. Stem: ascending to erect. Leaf: basal and cauline; appendages 0 or small, acute to obtuse; ligule membranous to translucent, obtuse to truncate; blade generally flat, margin minutely scabrous. Inflorescence: panicle-like, cylindric to ovoid, dense; branches spike-like, short. Spikelet: +- sessile, strongly laterally compressed; glumes +- equal, membranous, keel generally stiff-ciliate (comb-like), pointed to awned at obtuse to truncate tip, 3-veined; floret 1, breaking above glumes, bisexual; lemma generally awnless at wide, truncate tip, 3--7-veined; palea +- = lemma.
Species In Genus: 15 species: temperate America, Eurasia. Etymology: (Greek: a marsh reed)
eFlora Treatment Author: Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to PhleumPrevious taxon: Phalaris paradoxa
Next taxon: Phleum alpinum
Citation for this treatment: Dieter H. Wilken 2017. Phleum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11139, accessed on February 24, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 24, 2017.