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Timothy

Scientific Name
Phleum pratense
Scientific Author
Linnaeus, C (1753)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Liliopsida: Cyperales: Poaceae)
Reliability
Medium
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Clare McLellan Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Floret and caryopsis(grain)

Description:

Floret Appendages: Sharp tip

Floret Colour: Straw coloured, Yellow

Floret Length: 1 - 2mm

Floret Shape: Tear-drop shaped

Grain Colour: Brown light

Grain Length: 1 - 2mm

Grain Sculpture: Roughened, Reticulate

Grain Shape: Tear-drop shaped

Florets Fertile lemma oblong; 1.4–2.1 mm long; membranous; without keel; 5–7 -veined. Lemma surface puberulous. Lemma apex truncate. Palea 1 length of lemma.

Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum punctiform.

Source: See Web Links KEW Royal Botanic Gardens
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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
30/04/2012 04:06 AEST
Last Updated
16/01/2013 13:03 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2012) Timothy (Phleum pratense) Updated on 1/16/2013 1:03:51 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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