wild sugarcane, Saccharum spontaneum  (Cyperales: Poaceae) - 0015033

wild sugarcane
Saccharum spontaneum L.

Descriptor: Spikelet(s)
Description: Spikelets on the inflorescence are paired, one sessile and the other pedicellate; when separated, the sessile spikelet (illustrated) has attached pedicel and rachis segment; the pedicillate spikelets lack these structures. Spikelets are 3-7 mm long. Callus hairs are 2-3 times as long as the spikelet. There are long silky hairs on the rachis and pedicel; the upper margins of the glumes are ciliate.
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Image location: United States

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Organization: USDA APHIS PPQ
Country: United States

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Image Number: 0015033

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Node Affiliation: Bugwood - UGA

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Image uploaded on Friday, February 01, 2002
Image Information last updated on Friday, September 30, 2011