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Key to Pennisetum

View taxon page for Pennisetum

(For a list of species in Pennisetum, use the above link.)

Jepson Manual glossary definitions can be seen by moving your cursor over words underlined with dots.

1. Flower stem inflorescence raceme-like, axis flattened, ± enclosed by  at maturity; subtending bristles; spikelets in 1–6 clusters ..... P. clandestinum

1' Flower stem ; inflorescence panicle-like, axis round in ×-section, clearly  from sheath at maturity; subtending bristles >= ; spikelets in 10–many clusters

2. Inner bristles fused to 1/4 length ..... P. ciliare

2' Inner bristles free to base

3. Plant ; inflorescence pink to dark red; spikelets 4.5–7 mm ..... P. setaceum

3' Plant rhizomatous; inflorescence white to light brown; spikelets 9–12 mm ..... P. villosum

 

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