Lower glume truncate or broadly deltoid, often with tip; 1/5-1/4 length of spikelet
Lower glume not truncate, more than 1/4 length of spikelet.
Upper floret ridged, triangular in cross section; lodicules thin, few veined.
Upper floret plano-convex or lentiform in cross section; lodicules thicker, numerously veined.
Leaves linear; lower glume ca. 1/3 length of spikelet.
Leaves ovate or lanceolate; lower glume as long as spikelet.
Blades ciliate; lower palea absent
Blades not ciliate; lower palea as long as spikelet.
Upper florets transversely rugose
Upper florets not transversely rugose.
Lower glume ca. 1/5 length of spikelet; upper floret plano-convex in cross section; spikelets ca. 3.5 mm
Lower glume more than 1/3 length of spikelet; upper floret lentiform in cross section
Lower palea present; rhizomatous; culm hard.
Lower palea absent; not rhizomatous; culm spongy
Spikelets ca. 1.5 mm long, usually reddish
Spikelets more than 2 mm long.
Plants covered with tubercle-based hairs.
Plants not covered with tubercle-based hairs.
Veins of glumes and lower lemma anastomosing
Veins of glumes and lower lemma not anastomosing.
Lower lemma 7-veined; wild
Panicum curviflorum var. suishaense
Lower lemma 11-veined; cultivated
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