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3. Lepironia Persoon, Syn. Pl. 1: 70. 1805.

石龙刍属 shi long chu shu

Authors: Lun-Kai Dai, Jeremy J. Bruhl & David A. Simpson

Perennials. Rhizomes woody. Culms erect, terete, with transverse septa. Leaves basal, without a leaf blade. Primary involucral bracts subulate, cylindric, erect. Inflorescence a single spike, pseudolateral, with many spirally arranged imbricate glumelike bracts. Basal glumelike bracts empty, most subtending pseudospikelets. Pseudospikelets with 2 outer strongly keeled glumes and many non-keeled glumes, most subtending 1 stamen and a solitary apparently terminal female flower. Perianth bristles absent. Stigma 2, long, slender. Nutlet plano-convex, apex not beaked.

One species: tropical Asia, Australia, Madagascar, Pacific islands.

Lower Taxon


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