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Annual or perennial grasses. Leaf-blades flat, sometimes aromatic, ligules membranous. Inflorescence a delicate panicle with elongated central axis and capillary branches bearing short racemes, racemes with 1-5 (-8) sessile spikelets,  internodes and pedicels linear, with a hyaline median line. Sessile spikelets dorsally compressed, callus very short, rounded, pedicellate spikelets usually well developed. Lower glumes broadly convex to slightly concave on back, abruptly rounded on the flanks. Lower florets reduced to a hyaline lemma, upper lemmas entire, with a glabrous or puberulous awn. Caryopsis oblong.