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Henrardia C. E. Hubbard in Blumea, Suppl. 3:15. 1946. Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:319. 1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 673. 1960; Bor in Towns., Guest & Al-Rawi, Fl. Iraq 9:236. 1968; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70:148. 1970; Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 203. 1976.

Annual. Leaf-blades flat, folded or convolute, auricled at the base. Inflorescence a cylindrical spike bearing alternate distichous spikelets closely appressed to cavities in the fragile rhachis. Spikelets lanceolate-oblong, awnless, with 1-2 bisexual florets, the rhachilla produced and bearing a third, vestigial floret. Glumes equal, placed side by side, the lower broader than the upper and overlapping it on one margin; lemmas nearly as long as the glumes, membranous, 3-5-nerved; palea 2-keeled.

A genus of 2 species in West and Central Asia, 1 of them in Pakistan.

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