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1Lemma with hairs obliquely spread over its lower quarter; spikelets with 3-5 florets; culms 3-5 cm in diameter; rhizomatous plants generally covering large areas
1'Lemma with hairs perpendicularly inserted on a ring on its first quarter; spikelets with 1(-2) florets; culms less than 2 cm in diameter; plants with caespitose growth, producing spatially separated tufts