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Annuals or perennials, culms sprawling, often rooting near the base. Leaf-blades  linear to lanceolate, ligule a narrow membrane. Inflorescence a lax raceme along a central axis, sometimes panicle-like due to irregular secondary branching. Spikelets lanceolate to oblong, glumes subequal, shorter than spikelet, upper glume and lower lemma thickened and laterally compressed at apex and form a green crest; upper lemma dorsally compressed, crustaceous, tip  with a little green crest; palea slightly protruding from lemma. Caryopsis ellipsoid.