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Crested Dog's Tail

Scientific Name
Cynosurus cristatus
Scientific Author
Linnaeus, C (1753)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Liliopsida: Cyperales: Poaceae)
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Floret(s)

Description

Floret Colour: Straw coloured, Yellow

Floret Length: 2 - 4mm

Floret Sculpture: Colliculate, Granular, Hairs and bristles

Floret Shape: Lanceolate (Lance shaped)

Florets Fertile lemma ovate; 3–4 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface scabrous; rough above. Lemma apex obtuse; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 0.5–1 mm long overall. Rhachilla extension 0.1 length of fertile floret. Source: See Web Links KEW Royal Botanic Gardens
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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
26/03/2012 05:02 AEST
Last Updated
16/01/2013 12:51 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2012) Crested Dog's Tail (Cynosurus cristatus ) Updated on 1/16/2013 12:51:52 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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