previous arrow
next arrow

Genus :


Family :


Species of this Genus



Perennial grasses, culms tall. Leaf-blades linear, aromatic. Inflorescence composed of paired racemes  on common peduncle, enclosed by a boat-shaped spatheole, or  leafy false panicle, racemes short, lowermost pair of spikelets in each raceme homogamous. Sessile spikelets dorsally compressed, callus obtuse, pedicellate spikelets male or barren, as long as the sessile but never depressed on back, awnless; lower glume chartaceous,  shallowly concave, 2-keeled;  lower florets reduced to hyaline lemmas, upper lemmas hyaline or stipitiform, bilobed, awned or awnless; paleas absent. Caryopsis  subterete to plano-convex.