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Annuals or perennials, culms hollow. Leaf-blades linear, flat, leaf-sheaths  auricled, ligule ciliolate. Inflorescence a dense spike, spikelets 3 at each node, falling together at maturity, central spikelet sessile, lateral spikelets usually pedicelled, rachis disarticulating. Spikelets 1-flowered, with bristle like rachilla extension. Glumes subulate to linear-lanceolate, sometimes awned; lemmas 5-nerved, rounded on back, awned, sometimes awnless; paleas 2-keeled. Stamens 3. Stigmas 2, separate, plumose, naked at the base. Caryopsis oblong, usually adnate to lemma and palea, concave, furrowed on inner side.