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Phragmites Adans.


Phragmites communis

Credit: CS Kuoh

Tall rhizomatous perennial reed; leaves cauline, the blades deciduous; ligule a very short membrane with long ciliate margin. Panicle large, plumose. Spikelets with lowest floret male or empty; glumes shorter than lowest lemma, 3-5-nerved; floret callus linear, plumose; lemmas hyaline, 1-3-nerved, glabrous, long caudate, entire; palea 2/3 length of lemma.


Species 3-4. Marshes and riversides. Used for mats and thatching.


1 Lowest lemma 12-16 mm long; ligule up to 1.5 mm long, long ciliated   Phragmites communis
+ Lowest lemma8-12 mm long; ligule not more than 0.5 mm long, shortly ciliated   Phragmites vallatoria

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