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62. Scolochloa Link, Hort. Berol. 1: 136. 1827.

水茅属 shui mao shu

Authors: Zhen-lan Wu & Sylvia M. Phillips

Fluminia Fries.

Perennial, rhizomatous. Leaf blades linear, flat. Inflorescence an open panicle. Spikelets laterally compressed, lanceolate-oblong, florets several, contiguous; rachilla scaberulous, disarticulating above glumes and between florets; glumes slightly unequal, upper nearly as long as spikelet, firmly membranous, keel scaberulous, apex abruptly acuminate, lower glume 1–3-veined, upper glume 3–5-veined; lemmas broadly lanceolate, thinly leathery, rounded on back, 5–7-veined, veins smooth, not raised, scabrid above middle, apex scarious, usually 3-denticulate, sometimes mucronate; floret callus subacute, bearded laterally with stiff hairs; palea subequal to lemma, narrow, flat, apex sharply 2-denticulate. Ovary densely hairy at apex; hilum linear.

Two species: N temperate regions, one species widespread, including China.

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