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Habit: Annual, perennial herb. Stem: generally erect. Leaf: generally cauline; sheath margins fused > 1/2; ligule membranous; blade flat or folded, drooping. Inflorescence: raceme-like. Spikelet: bisexual; 1--8 cm; laterally compressed; glumes << lowest floret, translucent, lower 1-veined, upper 1--3-veined; breaking apart above glumes and beneath florets; florets 5--20; lemma 7--9-veined, veins prominent, not converging, extending to tip, awn (0)0.2--22 mm; palea +- = lemma, veins with appendages; anthers 3.
Species In Genus: 5 species: temperate North America, 1 sp. in eastern Asia. Etymology: (Greek: side beard, from awn at palea base in some species)
eFlora Treatment Author: Susan J. Bainbridge
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to PleuropogonPrevious taxon: Phyllostachys aurea
Next taxon: Pleuropogon californicus
Citation for this treatment: Susan J. Bainbridge 2016. Pleuropogon, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11144, accessed on May 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 27, 2016.