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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.