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Feather grass

Scientific Name
Pennisetum villosum
Scientific Author
Brown, R. ex Fresenius, J.B.G.W. (1837)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Liliopsida: Cyperales: Poaceae)
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Spikelet(s)

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Spikelet Appendages: Hairs and bristles

Spikelet Colour: Straw coloured, Yellow

Spikelet Length: Greater than 10mm

Spikelet sculpture: Spikelet with awn

Spikelet shape: Triangular

Spikelets solitary or in clusters of 2–4, 9–14 mm long, glabrous. Lower glume 0.5–1 mm long, nerveless or 1-nerved, or sometimes suppressed; upper 3.5–6 mm long, 1–3-nerved. Lower lemma male or sterile, subequal to spikelet, 7–11-nerved; palea absent or shorter than the lemma. Upper lemma bisexual, as long as spikelet, 5–7-nerved; palea as long as lemma. Source: See Web Links PlantNET - FloraOnline
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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
24/08/2012 11:39 AEST
Last Updated
16/01/2013 14:03 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2012) Feather grass (Pennisetum villosum) Updated on 1/16/2013 2:03:43 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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