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Annual or perennial slender grasses, culms often trailing. Leaf-blades lanceolate, often clasping culms, ligules membranous. Inflorescence of subdigitate racemes, terminal and axillary, not spathate, rachis internodes and pedicels filiform to linear. Sessile spikelets dorsally or laterally compressed; lower glume membranous to coriaceous, convex, often spinulose; upper lemma boat-shaped, entire, awned from low down on back; stamens 2-3, Pedicelled spikelet well developed, reduced to a pedicel or subulate point, completely suppressed.