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Published In: Fundamenta Agrostographiae 143, pl. 12. 1820. (Jan 1820) (Fund. Agrost.) Name publication detail

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General/Distribution: A genus of 6 species from the Mediterranean region to India; 3 species occur in Pakistan.


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Perennials. Leaf-blades flat, folded or involute. Inflorescence a dense capitate or spiciform unilateral panicle in which the subsessile spikelets are closely packed on rhachides arranged on one side of the axis. Spikelets 4-18-flowered, compressed. Glumes unequal, keeled, chartaceous, mucronate; lemmas similar in texture, 9-11-nerved, keeled, mucronate or subaristate; palea thinner, 2-keeled, ciliate on the keels; anthers 3. Grain oblong-elliptic or oblong-obovate in outline, flat adaxially, rounded abaxially.

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1.Inflorescence of globose, elliptic or oblong heads of closely crowded spikelets
Aeluropus lagopoides
1.Inflorescence elongate, of widely spaced spikes, fascicles or solitary spikelets
2.Lemmas 2-2.5 mm long, glabrous
Aeluropus littoralis
2.Lemmas 3-3.5 mm long, hairy
Aeluropus macrostachyus
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