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Published In: Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 11: 26–27. 1842. (J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A monotypic genus from Northwest India through Arabia to Northeast Africa.


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Tufted stoloniferous perennial. Leaf-blades usually folded; ligule a short membrane with a long ciliate fringe. Inflorescence composed of (2-)3-5 short secund digitate racemes, these deciduous at maturity. Spikelets several-flowered, ovate-elliptic, strongly laterally compressed, disarticulating above the glumes but not between the florets; glumes shorter than the adjacent lemmas, the upper with a thickened 3-nerved keel; lemmas 3-nerved, keeled, elliptic-lanceolate, entire, acute or with a short awn-point. Grain enclosed within a free hyaline pericarp.
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