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Published In: Révision des Graminées 1: 153. 1829. (Révis. Gramin.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus of 6 species in Southeast Asia; 1 species occurs in Pakistan.


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Perennials. Leaf-blades linear; ligule shortly membranous. Inflorescence a single raceme, terminal on the culm or from axillary branches; raceme fragile, cylindrical, with 2 sessile spikelets at each node, these placed back to back, sunk into the internode, and separated by a narrow pedicel; internodes thickened, squatly clavate, the pedicels usually free. Sessile spikelet 2-flowered, falling entire, dorsally compressed; callus truncate with a prominent central peg; lower glume coriaceous, broadly convex with the sides sharply inflexed and 2-keeled, smooth or sculptured, winged or not; lower floret reduced to a hyaline lemma; upper floret bisexual, the lemma entire and awnless. Pedicelled spikelet reduced to a tiny scale or absent; pedicel linear.
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