Reimarochloa Hitchc.
  • Contr. U. S. Natl. Herb. 12: 198 (1909) 

General Description

HABIT Perennial. Stolons present. Culms decumbent (2/2); 10-20.83-40 cm long; rooting from lower nodes (1/1). Culm-internodes elliptical in section (2/2). Ligule a fringe of hairs. INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence composed of racemes; exserted (2), or embraced at base by subtending leaf (1). Racemes single (1), or paired (1), or digitate (2), or borne along a central axis (1); ascending (1), or spreading (2); unilateral. Rhachis angular. Spikelet packing abaxial. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile. FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate (1), or elliptic (2); dorsally compressed; 1.5-4.633-6 mm long; falling entire. GLUMES Glumes both absent or obscure. FLORETS Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate (1), or ovate (2); membranous; 3 -veined (1), or 5 -veined (1), or 7 -veined (1); obtuse. Fertile lemma lanceolate (1), or ovate (2); cartilaginous; without keel; 3 -veined (1/1). Lemma apex acute, or acuminate. Palea separating from lemma above; 0.75 length of lemma; 2 -veined; without keels. DISTRIBUTION North America (1), or South America.


  • 1 Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update. Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

 Information From

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
Clayton, W.D., Vorontsova, M.S., Harman, K.T. and Williamson, H. (2006 onwards). GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora. [accessed 24 January 2012; 14:30 GMT]
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World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
WCSP 2014. 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; Retrieved 2011 onwards
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