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Mid culms with sterile branches Baloskion
Culms much branched 100–150 cm high, with dense clusters of filiform dichotomous green barren branches in the axils of the leaf sheaths. Rhizome creeping, woolly. Spikelets in a long narrow loose panicle mostly c. 30 cm long. Male spikelets narrow-ovate to nearly globular, 4–6 mm long; female spikelets usually narrower and longer. Perianth segments 6 in the male flowers, 4 in the female. Coast and adjacent plateaus. Wet ground Baloskion tetraphyllum