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Lolium L., Sp. Pl. 1: 83. 1753.


Annual or perennial. Raceme with spikelets in 2 opposite rows edgeways on and partially sunk in rhachis. Spikelets several-many-flowered; lower glume absent (except terminal spikelet); upper glume abaxial, shorter than lemma to as long as spikelet, coriaceous; lemma membranous to coriaceous, with or without a subterminal awn. hilum linear.

Species 8. Temperate Eurasia, introduced elsewhere.

Meadows, pastures and weedy places.


1 Spikelets 11-20-flowered, rarely less; lemmas awned; blades rolled when young.   Lolium multiflorum
+ Spikelets 2-10-flowered, rarely up to 14-flowered; lemmas usually awnless; blades flat or folded when young.   Lolium perenne

Lower Taxa


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