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Leptochloa P. Beauv., Ess. Agrost. 71, t.15/1. 1812. Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 7:297. 1896; Blatter & McCann, Bombay Grasses 243. 1935; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:245. 1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 516. 1960.

Tufted or rhizomatous annuals or perennials. Leaf-blades linear or lanceolate, usually flat; ligule short, membranous. Inflorescence open, composed of several to numerous slender secund racemes scattered along a central axis. Spikelets 1-severalflowered, laterally compressed, usually overlapping, biseriate, disarticulating between the florets; glumes 1-nerved, membranous, keeled, usually shorter than the lemmas, subequal to unequal, persistent; lemmas 3-nerved, membranous, keeled, minutely hairy along the nerves and sometimes also on the back, acute or obtuse, entire or emarginate, awnless. Caryopses various.

A genus of 27 species in tropical and warm temperate regions; 1 species occurs in Pakistan.

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