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Blepharoneuron tricholepis

BLEPHARONEURON Nash
Plants hermaphroditic, caespitose, perennial. Culms erect or decumbent, glabrous; internodes solid or hollow, terete. Leaves basal and cauline; sheaths terete, margins open; auricles absent; ligules a ciliate membrane; blades flat or involute, not pungent, attenuate. Panicles contracted; primary branches spreading or ascending, terminating in a spikelet, pedicels glandular. Spikelets solitary, terete, awnless, pedicellate, pedicels glandular; disarticulation above glumes; florets 1, callus glabrous; reduced floret absent; glumes 1-veined, unequal, shorter than floret, glabrous; lemmas 3-veined, membranous, entire, awnless, veins hairy; paleas 2-veined, awnless, hairy. Stamens 3; anthers reddish purple. Caryopses terete, fusiform or elliptical, brown. Base chromosome number x=8

A monotypic North American species. Duval et al.(1994) reported Blepharoneuron and Bealia share a common ancestor. Blepharoneuron shares a similar morphology to Erioneuron (Reeder, 1971).