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Eustachys Desv., Nouv. Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris. 2: 188. 1810.


Perennials; culms erect or creeping; sheaths compressed and keeled, more or less imbricate; ligule usually not well develop. Blade flat, with the apex obtuse. Inflorescence of 2-several digitately arranged terminal spikes. Spikelets 2-flowered, the lower bisexual, the upper sterile, sessile, 1 or 2 rows imbricate along one side of rachis; glumes nearly equal, persistent, 1-nerved, awnless or upper glume with pointed short awn; lowest lemma thick, brown in color, laterally compressed; obtuse or mucronate at the apex; palea membranous, nearly equal to the lemma, the upper lemma smaller, truncate at the apex or bar-shaped, sunken in the cavity of the lower lemma.

About twelve species distributed in the tropical America, West Indies, tropical South Africa.

Only one species is found in Taiwan.

Lower Taxon


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