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- Caespitose (cespitose)
- Tufted; several or many stems in a close tuft.
- The indurate downward extension of the mature lemma in Stipa, Aristida, and some other genera.
- Very slender or hairlike.
- In a globular cluster or head.
- Posessing a minute swelling at the apex.
- Firm and tough, but flexible; like cartilage.
- One-seeded, dry, indehiscent fruit or grain of grasses with a lateral embryo. The seed coat is adnate to the pericarp.
- Belonging to the stem, such as stem leaves.
- Central axis
- The main axis of the inflorescence.
- Central groove
- A longitudinal depression in the sides of the pedicels of Bothriochloa.
- See caespitose.
- Fringed with hairs on the margin.
- Minutely ciliate.
- To hold parts together; holding.
- Applied to flowers or florets fertilized without opening; must be self-fertile.
- A number of similar things, e.g. bracts or spikelets, grouped together.
- A protective sheath for the young shoot in the embryo.
- The area on the outer (abaxial) side of a leaf at the junction of the sheath and blade.
- The lower, undivided part of the awns of certain Aristida species.
- Short and dense.
- Flattened strongly, typically laterally; keeled.
- Dished inward, an existing hollow.
- Fusion of like parts, such as sheath margins to form a tube.
- A rachis or other organ that does not disarticulate.
- Narrow or dense inflorescences, the branches being appressed or short.
- Rounded on the surface.
- The heart-shaped base and pointed apex of a structure e.g. a leaf blade.
- Leathery texture.
- Short, bulb-like stem.
- Undulating in a horizontal plane.
- Persistent base of a perennial.
- The jointed grass stem, composed of nodes, internodes, leaves, and axillary buds.
- Shaped like a tube, round in cross section with parallel margins.