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Koeleria Pers., Syn. Pl. 1:97. 1805. Domin in Bibl. Bot. 14(65). 1907; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 443.1960; Bor in Towns., Guest & Al-Rawi, Fl. Iraq 9:346. 1968; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran.70:337.1970; Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 268. 1976; Humphries in Tutin et al., Fl. Eur. 5:218. 1980.

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    Short tufted perennials, with or without rhizomes. Leaf-blades usually very narrow. Inflorescence a spike-like panicle, often lobed or interrupted, glistening. Spikelets (1-)2-8(-13)-flowered, all alike, the rhachilla produced and with or without a rudimentary lemma; glumes subequal or unequal, lanceolate, keeled, with hyaline margins, mostly subacute to acuminate; lemmas usually a little longer than the glumes, faintly 3-5(-7)-nerved, with hyaline margins, usually acute to acuminate, with or without a short terminal awn; callus obscure, glabrous or almost so; stamens 3; stigmas 2.

    A genus of 20-30 species in temperate regions of both hemispheres, extending into mountainous regions of the tropics; 2 species occur in Pakistan.

    1 Lemma with an awn up to 1.2 mm long   Koeleria argentea
    + Lemma awnless, sometimes mucronate   Koeleria macrantha

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