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Birdwood grass

Scientific Name
Cenchrus setiger
Scientific Author
Vahl, M.H. (1805)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Liliopsida: Cyperales: Poaceae)
Reliability
High
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Spikelet Dorsal
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Seed Project
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Clare McLellan Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Spikelet(s)

Description:

Spikelet Appendages: Cavities

Spikelet Colour: Yellow

Spikelet Length: 5 - 7mm

Spikelet shape: Florate, Triangular

Spikelets 1–3 per cluster, 3–5.2 mm long. Lower glume 1–2.5 mm long, 1-nerved; upper similar, 1.9–3.5 mm long, 1-nerved. Lower lemma sterile, rarely male, subequal to spikelet, 3–5-nerved; palea subequal to lemma. Upper lemma bisexual, as long as the spikelet, 5–7-nerved; palea as long as lemma.

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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
13/08/2012 12:44 AEST
Last Updated
16/01/2013 13:58 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2012) Birdwood grass (Cenchrus setiger ) Updated on 1/16/2013 1:58:37 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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