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Habit: Annual, tufted. Stem: ascending to erect, 10--75 cm. Leaf: sheath, blade glabrous to +- hairy; ligule membranous, generally acute. Inflorescence: panicle-like, open or dense. Spikelet: bisexual, compressed; glumes unequal, < lemma, lower glume 3--7-veined, upper 3--9-veined; axis breaking above lower floret and between distal florets; florets 2--10; lemma +- leathery, lemma of lower florets short-awned or not; uppermost awned from back, awn bent.
Species In Genus: 5 species: southern Europe, northern Africa, western Asia. Etymology: (E.P. Ventenat, French clergyman, botanist, 1757--1808)
eFlora Treatment Author: James P. Smith, Jr.
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Previous taxon: Vahlodea atropurpurea
Next taxon: Ventenata dubia
Citation for this treatment: James P. Smith, Jr. 2016. Ventenata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11203, accessed on October 22, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 22, 2016.