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Uniola
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Uniola paniculata

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UNIOLA L.
Plants hermaphroditic, stoloniferous or rhizomatous, perennial. Culms erect, glabrous; internodes solid, terete. Leaves cauline, usually not distichous; sheaths terete, margins opens; auricles absent; ligules a line of hairs or a ciliate membrane; blades flat or folded or involute, not pungent, attentuate. Panicles narrow (dense); primary branches ascending or spreading (drooping with maturity), terminating in a spikelet. Spikelets solitary, laterally compressed, pedicellate, awnless, pedicellate, pedicels without glands; disarticulation below glumes; florets 4 - 28, callus glabrous; reduced florets at base or at apex and base; glumes usually 2 - 5-veined, unequal, shorter than first floret, glabrous; lemmas 3 - 9-veined, awnless , glabrous, veins glabrous. Stamens 3; anthers yellow. Achenes with free pericarp, terete. Base chromosome number x=10. A genus of about four species native to the New World.