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Eremopoa Rozhev. in Kom., Fl. URSS. 2:429. 756. 1934. Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:197. 1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 532. 1960; Bor in Towns. Guest & Al-Rawi, Fl. Iraq 9:80. 1968; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70:47. 1970; Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 478. 1976; Tutin in Tutin et al., Fl. Eur. 5:167. 1980.

Annuals. Leaf-blades flat. Inflorescence a panicle. Spikelets (1-)2-many-flowered, terete or slightly compressed; glumes unequal, shorter than the florets, the lower, 1-nerved, the upper 3-nerved; lemmas rounded on the back or faintly keeled at the base, herbaceous, indistinctly 5-nerved, obtuse, abruptly acute or acuminate; palea equal to or shorter than the lemma, 2-keeled.

A genus of perhaps only 2 species in the Middle East, southern USSR and the Himalayas; both species occur in Pakistan.

For an account of the infraspecific classification and full synonymy see Tzvelev (l.c.).

1 Lemma usually obtuse at the tip, sometimes abruptly acute or very shortly acuminate; anthers 1.4-2.5 mm long   Eremopoa persica
+ Lemma usually acuminate, sharply pointed, sometimes only acute or subacute; anthers 0.3-0.7(-1) mm long   Eremopoa altaica

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