What’s a dichotomous key? HelpSee list of 5 species in this genus
- Group 1Lycophytes, Monilophytes
- Group 2Gymnosperms
- Group 3Monocots
- Group 4Woody angiosperms with opposite or whorled leaves
- Group 5Woody angiosperms with alternate leaves
- Group 6Herbaceous angiosperms with inferior ovaries
- Group 7Herbaceous angiosperms with superior ovaries and zygomorphic flowers
- Group 8Herbaceous angiosperms with superior ovaries, actinomorphic flowers, and 2 or more distinct carpels
- Group 9Herbaceous angiosperms with superior ovaries, actinomorphic flowers, connate petals, and a solitary carpel or 2 or more connate carpels
- Group 10Herbaceous angiosperms with superior ovaries, actinomorphic flowers, distinct petals or the petals lacking, and 2 or more connate carpels
Reference: Barkworth (2007a).
1b. Plants perennial; leaves relatively more numerous, longer, 33–50% as tall as the reproductive stem
2b. Panicle open, with ascending to spreading branches; first, and sometimes also the second, glume with 1 nerve
3b. Leaf blades flat or conduplicate, 1–5 mm wide; ligule usually 3–12 mm long; lemmas glabrous, bearing a ± straight awn that is shorter than to slightly exceeding the lemmas; palea bifid at the apex
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