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Tall perennials with erect culms. Inflorescence large, plumose, the central axis elongated and bearing crowded racemes on the primary branches; the rhachis of racemes tough, not fracturing at maturity; spikelets paired, similar, both pedicellate. Spikelets surrounded by an involucre of hairs from the callus; glumes equal, as long as spikelet; lower floret a hyaline lemma; upper bisexual; upper lemma hyaline, entire or 2-dentate, with or without an awn.

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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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