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Fingerhuthia Nees in Lehm., Delect. Sem. Hort. Hamburg. 1834: 7. 1834. Boiss., Fl. Or. 5:568.1884; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 7:306. 1896; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:164.1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 542.1960; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70:18.1970.

Perennials. Leaf-blades flat. Inflorescence a dense, spike-like panicle. Spike-lets 24-flowered, usually only the lowermost floret bisexual, the succeeding 1-2 male and the uppermost barren, laterally compressed, the rhachilla articulated above the glumes but the spikelet eventually falling entire from the pedicel, those at the base of the panicle sterile; glumes equal, 1-nerved, hairy at least on the keel, awned; lemmas broader than the glumes, membranous with hyaline margins, keeled, with 3 main nerves and 211 addititional short nerves near the tip, blunt, shortly awned or mucronate; palea nearly as long as the lemma; stamens 3.

A genus of 2 species in South Africa, one of them extending northwards through Arabia to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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