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Diplachne P. Beauv., Ess. Agrost. 80, t.16/9. 1812. Boiss., Fl.Or. 5:561. 1884; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 7:328. 1896; Blatter & McCann, Bombay Grasses 245. 1935; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:256. 1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 492. 1960; Bor in Towns., Guest & Al-Rawi, Fl. Iraq 9: 432. 1968.

Aquatic or semi-aquatic rhizomatous perennials. Leaf-blades linear, often inrolled; ligule membranous. Inflorescence open, composed of several to numerous racemes scattered along a central axis; racemes slender, straight or flexuous, secund. Spikelets several-flowered, narrow, acuminate, often rounded, biseriate, subsessile or shortly pedicelled, disarticulating between the florets; glumes 1-nerved, persistent, membranous, unequal, shorter than the lemmas; lemmas 3-nerved, rounded or flattened on the back, hairy or rarely almost glabrous on the lower part of the nerves, usually 2-toothed, mucronate or shortly awned; palea scabrid on the keels and appressed sericeous on the inturned margins. Caryopsis elliptic-oblong, plump or dorso-ventrally flattened.

A genus of 18 species in the tropics and subtropics; 1 species occurs in Pakistan.

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