The grass head was slowly rotated and shifted sideways until nothing remained but the rachis which was discarded.
The stipes is somewhat longer than the rachis, and it is of a whity-green colour.
Having two to many distinct blades on a common leafstalk or rachis.
The ovicells arise from the back of the rachis towards the side.
These commence to appear at the uppermost extremity of the rachis.
They are placed all on one side of the rachis, generally in single file, but sometimes in pairs.
The outline of the leafy part is triangular in form, and on either side of the rachis are the tapering pinnæ.
Sori numerous, rather near the midvein, stipe and rachis lustrous brown.
Divisions oblong, obtuse, finely serrate or cut-toothed, those nearest the rachis sometimes separate.
Pinnæ oblique to the rachis, the lower ones broadly triangular, the upper ones elongated.
rachis ra·chis (rā'kĭs)
n. pl. ra·chis·es or rach·i·des (rāk'ĭ-dēz', rā'kĭ-)
See spinal column.