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Deschampsia P. Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr. 91. 1812.


Deschampsia flexuosa
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Credit: cs kuoh

Perennial. Panicle usually open. Spikelets 2-flowered plus rhachilla extension, the lower floret sessile; rhachilla well developed and hairy; glumes mostly equal and as long as or much exceedubg fkirets; lemmas hyaline to polished cartilaginous, rounded, 4-toothed to denticulately truncate, with inconspicuous straight or weakly geniculate dorsal awn from base or lower half; callus pubescent to conspicuously bearded. Endosperm solid.

Species ± 40. Temperate regions throughout world. Meadows, moorland and woodland.


1 Basal blades flat or folded; Panicle straw-colored; lemma with straight-awn.   var. festucaefolia
+ Basal blades filiform; Panicle purplish; lemma with geniculated-awn.   Deschampsia flexuosa

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