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Duthiea Hack. in Verh. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien. 45:200. 1895. Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 7: 282. 1896; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:286. 1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 436. 1960; Bor in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 70:334. 1970.

  • Thrixgyne Keng

    Caespitose perennials. Leaf blades linear, flat or more usually convolute. Inflorescence a compact raceme. Spikelets 3.6-flowered, the florets similar, bisexual, or the uppermost ± reduced; rhachilla disarticulating below each floret, slender, hairy or glabrous, produced as a short bristle or ending with a rudimentary floret; glumes subequal, rounded on the back, herbaceous with hyaline margins and tip, 5-13-nerved, acute, acuminate or shortly awned; lemmas ovate, ± enclosed by the glumes, herbaceous with hyaline margins and tip, 7-13-nerved, bifid, geniculately awned from between the teeth; palea as long as the lemma, 2-keeled, the keels mucronate or shortly awned at the tip; stamens 3; stigmas 2.

    A genus of 4 species from Afghanistan eastwards to China and Nepal; 2 species occur in Pakistan.

    1 Culm scabrid below the inflorescence; glumes dull, faintly scaberulous, the upper 11-13-nerved; lemmas 11-13-nerved   Duthiea bromoides
    + Culm smooth below the inflorescence; glumes glossy, smooth, the upper 7-nerved; lemmas 7-nerved   Duthiea oligostachya

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