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Perennial, rhizomatous grasses. Leaf-blades linear or ligule a line of hairs. Inflorescence  a narrow spikelike panicle, composed of numerous racemes on a long central axis, with densely imbricate spikelets. Spikelets strongly laterally compressed, several to many flowered, sessile or subsessile, falling entire; glumes unequal, lanceolate, 1-nerved, membranous; lemmas glabrous, keeled, ovate, acute, muticous, papery to leathery, 3-nerved; paleas equal to or slightly shorter than lemmas, 2-keeled. Caryopsis obliquely ovoid, trigonous.