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Desmostachya Stapf in Thiselt.-Dyer, Fl. Cap. 7:632. 1900. Blatter & McCann, Bombay Grasses 244. 1935; Bor, Fl. Assam 5:104. 1940; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:238. 1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 491. 1960; Bor in Towns., Guest & Al-Rawi, Fl. Iraq 9: 428. 1968; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70:435. 1970.

  • Stapfiola O. Ktze.

    Perennial. Leaf-blades linear, flat or inrolled; ligule a short lacerate membrane. Inflorescence a narrow erect linear panicle composed of short densely clustered or spaced ascending or spreading spikes. Spikelets several-many-flowered, laterally compressed, sessile or subsessile, crowded and secund on the branches, falling entire; glumes unequal, lanceolate, 1-nerved, membranous; lemmas keeled, ovate-acute, muticous, membranous or chartaceous to coriaceous, glabrous, faintly 3-nerved the side-nerves shorter than the lemma; palea 2-keeled, shorter than the lemma. Caryopsis obliquely ovoid, triquetrous in cross-section, pericarp adnate.

    A single species in the Old World tropics.

    Lower Taxon

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