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|Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Annual, perennial herb. Stem: 1 to clumped, erect. Leaf: cauline, glabrous to hairy; ligule +- membranous, obtuse to truncate; blade flat to inrolled. Inflorescence: panicle-like, open to compact; lower branches spreading to erect. Spikelet: subsessile to stalked, +- laterally compressed; glumes unequal, lower < upper, lower linear to lanceolate, 1-veined, upper obovate, 3--5-veined; florets 2--3, bisexual; lemma membranous, rounded on back, compressed at acute to obtuse tip, weakly 5-veined, awned or not; palea < lemma.
Species In Genus: 6 species: North America, Caribbean. Etymology: (Greek: wedge scale, from upper glume shape)
eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas F. Daniel & Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Spartina patens
Next taxon: Sphenopholis obtusata
Citation for this treatment: Thomas F. Daniel & Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Sphenopholis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11178, accessed on July 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 26, 2016.