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Rhodes grass

Scientific Name
Chloris gayana
Scientific Author
Kunth
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Liliopsida: Cyperales: Poaceae)
Reliability
High
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Seed Project
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Clare McLellan Museum Victoria
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Description

Floret Colour: Variable - brown/yellow, Straw coloured

Floret Length: 2 - 4mm

Floret Sculpture: With awn

Floret Shape: Florate

Spikes 6–18, subdigitate, 5–10 cm long, spreading to erect. Spikelets rather densely imbricate, 3- or 4-flowered, 3–5 mm long, usually lowest bisexual, second male or bisexual, and rest sterile. Glumes lanceolate to narrow-ovate, lower 1.4–2.8 mm long, upper 2.2–3.5 mm long. Fertile lemma 2.5–4.2 mm long, ovate to obovate to elliptic, awn 1.5–6.5 mm long; second similar, awn 0.8–3.2 mm long; upper florets awnless or awn-tipped.

Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; trigonous. Hilum punctiform.

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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
29/08/2012 01:17 AEST
Last Updated
16/01/2013 14:03 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2012) Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana) Updated on 1/16/2013 2:03:28 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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