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Brachypodium P. Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr. 100, 15, pl. 19, f. 35. 1812.

短柄草屬

Brachypodium sylvaticum
leaf cs section-2

Credit: cs kuoh

Perennial. Raceme linear, loose, its relatively few (rarely only 1) spikelets borne singly on a pedicel 0.5-2.5 mm long and divergent from a tough rhachis. Spilelets 5-20-flowered, elongated, subterete to lightly laterally compressed; glumes opposite lanceolate, hervaceous to membranous, shorter than lowest lemma, distinctly 3-9-nerved, rounded on back, obtuse to shortly awned; lemmas herbaceous t o firmly membranous but obtuse or sorlty awned from tip.

Temperate Eurasia, extending southwards on tropical mountains; Mexico to Bolivia.

Species 16. Woodland and open grassland.


KEY TO THE SPECIES

1 Culm 10-40 cm tall; inflorescence of 1 to 3 spikelets only   Brachypodium kawakamii
+ Culm more than 40 cm tall; inflorescence with more than 3 spikelets   Brachypodium sylvaticum

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