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Annual or perennial grasses. Leaf-blades flat, sometimes aromatic, ligules membranous. Inflorescence a delicate panicle with elongated central axis and capillary branches bearing short racemes, racemes with 1-5 (-8) sessile spikelets, internodes and pedicels linear, with a hyaline median line. Sessile spikelets dorsally compressed, callus very short, rounded, pedicelled spikelets usually well- developed; lower glumes broadly convex to slightly concave on back, abruptly rounded on the flanks; lower florets reduced to a hyaline lemma, upper lemmas entire, with a glabrous or puberulous awn. Caryopsis oblong.