spikelet with a reddish tinge; awn almost smooth, less than 20 mm.
spikelet single, terminating the naked culm, many–several-flowered.
A small spike, especially one that is part of the characteristic inflorescence of grasses and sedges. A grass spikelet consists of one or more florets (reduced flowers). Each floret contains a pistil and stamens and is enclosed by two bracts, the lemma and the palea. At the base of the entire spikelet are two additional scalelike bracts, the glumes.