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W.D. Clayton, M. Vorontsova, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson
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HABIT Perennial. Culms erect; 9–15 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades filiform, or linear; stiff.
INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence a panicle.
Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 3–6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 4–8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite.
GLUMES Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume elliptic; 0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1–3 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface without pits. Lower glume apex erose; acute. Upper glume elliptic; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; with hyaline margins; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex erose; obtuse.
FLORETS Fertile lemma elliptic; membranous; much thinner on margins; without keel; wingless; 5–7 -veined. Lemma surface unwrinkled; without grooves. Lemma apex erose; acute. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
DISTRIBUTION Temperate Asia.
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