Aeluropus

Trin.
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 25. Treatment on page 25.

Plants perennial; usually strongly rhizomatous or stoloniferous, rhizomes and stolons with persistent sheaths. Culms 5-40 cm, prostrate to erect, solitary or not; internodes numerous, short. Sheaths overlapping; ligules of hairs; blades usually stiffly spreading, flat or convolute below, folded distally, apices often cartilaginous and sharp. Inflorescences terminal, dense panicles of non-disarticulating spikelike branches racemosely arranged on elongate rachises, exceeding the upper leaves; branches 2.5-5 mm wide, axes triquetrous, spikelets closely packed, subsessile, in 2 rows. Spikelets bisexual, dorsally compressed, with 2-14 florets. Glumes unequal, exceeded by the florets, keeled; lower glumes 1-5 (7) -veined; upper glumes 3-9-veined; lemmas 7-11-veined, mucronate, mucros 0.1-0.3 mm; lodicules 2; anthers 3, 0.8-1.6 mm; style-branches 2. Caryopses ovoid-ellipsoid; hila punctate, basal; embryos about 1/2 as long as the caryopses. x = 10.

Discussion

Aeluropus is a genus of five species that extends from Portugal to China and northern India. The species are a good source of fodder and hay in Russia (Tzvelev 1976). One species has been cultivated in the Flora region.

"decumbent" is not a number.

... more about "Aeluropus"
0.08 cm0.8 mm <br />8.0e-4 m <br /> (0.16 cm1.6 mm <br />0.0016 m <br />) +
Mary E. Barkworth +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
multiple +, , +  and single +
triquetrous +
keeled +  and rounded +
pseudopetiolate +  and branching +
not fused +
intravaginal +, extravaginal +, branching +  and basal +
swelling +
membranous +
not pseudopetiolate +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
convolute +  and flat +
non-disarticulating +
spikelike +
2.5mm;5mm +
ovoid-ellipsoid +
triangular +  and dome--shaped +
sometimes longer +
membranous +
prostrate +  and erect +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (40 cm400 mm <br />0.4 m <br />) +
not woody +
not waisted +
capillary +
pistillate +  and staminate +
sometimes longer +
2 +  and 14 +
bisexual +  and fertile +
round +  and compressed +
reduced +
shorter or longer +
subtending +
unequal +
uncinate +
paniculate +  and racemose +
hollow +  and solid +
not absent +
mucronate +
sometimes longer +
inconspicuous +
0.01 cm0.1 mm <br />1.0e-4 m <br /> (0.03 cm0.3 mm <br />3.0e-4 m <br />) +
concealed +  and prominent +
2 +  and 1 +
dry +  and fleshy +
spikelike +
elongate +
tzvelev1976a +
persistent +
1 +  and 60 +
compressed +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
compound +  and simple +
Gramineae +
Aeluropus +
Poaceae tribe Cynodonteae +
membranous +
7 +  and 13 +
stoloniferous +  and rhizomatous +
aquatic +  and terrestrial +
dioecious +, monoecious +  and synoecious +