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Habit: Annual, perennial herb, monoecious, aquatic. Stem: erect, emergent, < 5 m, < 1 cm wide. Leaf: ligule membranous, narrow; blade < 1.2 m, < 2.5 cm wide. Inflorescence: panicle-like; lower branches spreading to ascending, bearing staminate spikelets; upper branches ascending to erect, bearing pistillate spikelets. Staminate Spikelet: generally drooping; glumes vestigial, forming a collar-like ridge; floret 1; lemma linear, 5-veined, acuminate or awned; palea 3-veined; stamens 6. Pistillate Spikelet: generally ascending to erect, cylindric, angled, firm; glumes generally 0; floret 1, lemma 3-veined, long-tapered, awned. Fruit: 1--2 cm, cylindric, purple-black.
Species In Genus: 4 species: North America, eastern Asia. Etymology: (Greek, Latin: name for a weed, probably darnel, growing in wheat fields)
eFlora Treatment Author: James P. Smith, Jr.
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Previous taxon: Ventenata dubia
Next taxon: Zizania palustris var. interior
Citation for this treatment: James P. Smith, Jr. 2016. Zizania, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9782, accessed on May 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 26, 2016.