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|Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Annual, perennial herb. Stem: generally erect. Leaf: sheath appendaged; ligule membranous; blade generally flat. Inflorescence: spike-like, dense, +- flat; axis occasionally breaking at nodes in fruit; spikelets 2-ranked, 1 per node, sessile, not sunken. Spikelet: glumes narrow, rigid, keeled, vein generally 1; florets 2, fertile, sessile and side-to-side, occasionally with vestigial floret between; lemma with keel near margin, keel, margins ciliate, veins 5, tip tapered, awn straight, scabrous.
Species In Genus: 5 species: Eurasia. Etymology: (Latin: ancient name for a cereal, probably for rye)
eFlora Treatment Author: James P. Smith, Jr.
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Scribneria bolanderi
Next taxon: Secale cereale
Citation for this treatment: James P. Smith, Jr. 2016. Secale, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11172, accessed on February 11, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 11, 2016.