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- adjective botany Having a (specified form of)
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The _spikelets_ are elliptic-oblong to linear, 1/8 to 3/4 inch by about 1/20 inch, greenish or tinged with purple, few to about 25 (or sometimes even up to 42) glumed, pedicellate; pedicel is capillary, grooved and angular, with a glandular ring about the middle, spreading sometimes at right angles, rachilla is persistent.
The spikelets are usually four-glumed and contain one terminal perfect flower and a staminate or neutral flower below.
The fourth and fifth glumes are empty and epaleate when the spikelets are five glumed.
The sessile spikelets are bisexual, 1 - to 2-flowered, equal to or shorter than the joint and four-glumed.