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181. Coelachne R. Brown, Prodr. 187. 1810.

小丽草属 xiao li cao shu

Low-growing annuals or perennials. Culms slender, ascending or decumbent. Leaf blades small, linear to lanceolate; ligule a line of hairs. Inflorescence an open or contracted panicle. Spikelets 2-flowered, florets dissimilar, the lower bisexual, the upper female, separated by a slender rachilla internode; glumes persistent, subequal, shorter than the spikelet, 1–7-veined, broadly obtuse; lemmas both membranous, veinless or obscurely veined, glabrous or pubescent, obtuse, the upper a little shorter than the lower; palea similar to lemma. Stamens 2–3. Caryopsis ovate-elliptic.

Eleven species: tropics of the Old World, in marshy places and on streamsides; one species in China.

Lower Taxon


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