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Genus :

ALLOTEROPSIS

Family :

POACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Annual or perennial grasses, culms erect or decumbent. Leaf-blades convolute to lanceolate. Inflorescence of irregular racemes, these digitate or in whorls on a common axis, each with a slender unilateral rachis. Spikelets ovate-elliptic, paired or clustered, lower glume shorter than the spikelet, acute to acuminate, 3-nerved, upper glume equalling the spikelet, 5-7 nerved, ciliate along margins; lower floret staminate, lemma herbaceous; upper lemma crisply chartaceous, margins inrolled, shortly awned, upper palea acute, flaps basally auriculate. Caryopsis ellipsoid.