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Geniculate
Bent sharply, like a bent knee.

Genus
An inclusive, taxonomic category whose species have more characteristics in common with each other than with species of other genera within the same family.

Gibbous
Swollen on one side; see the second glume of Sacciolepis.

Glabrate
Almost glabrous.

Glabrescent
Becoming glabrous (without hairs) as that plant structure ages or matures.

Glabrous
Without hairs of any type.

Glandular
Bearing glands.

Glaucous
A waxy bloom or white covering of a surface. In plants the result is usually a bluegreen color.

Globose
Round or spherical.

Glumes
The pair of bracts at the base of the spikelet, odd-veined, empty bracts that may be awned or awnless.

Grass Flower
The reproductive axis subtended by the palea and lemma and consisting of lodicules, stamens, and carpels, although it may also be unisexual.