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Heteranthelium Hochst. ex Jaub. & Spach. Ill., Pl. Or. 4:24, t. 318. 1851. Boiss., Fl. Or. 5:672. 1884; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:325. 1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 673. 1960; Bor in Towns., Guest & Al-Rawi, Fl. Iraq 9:240. 1968; Bor in Rech.f., El. Iran. 70:217. 1970; Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 153.1976.

Annuals. Leaf-blades flat, auricled at the base. Inflorescence a spike; rhachis ± strap-like, partially fragile, breaking up into sections each of which consists of at least three fused internodes bearing a fertile spikelet at the base, followed by a smaller fertile or sterile spikelet, and finally one or more spikelets reduced to a cluster of awned glumes. Fertile spikelet 1-2-flowered; glumes subulate, curved at the base; lemma flask-shaped, papillose on the back, 5-7-nerved, awned; palea 2-keeled, the nerves produced as mucros.

A monotypic genus in temperate Asia.

Lower Taxon

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