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Psilurus Trin., Fund. Agrost. 93. 1820. Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 561. 1960; Bor in Towns., Guest & Al-Rawi, Fl. Iraq 9:102. 1968; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70: 97. 1970; Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 432. 1976; Tutin in Tutin et al., Fl. Eur. 5:173. 1980.

Annuals. Leaf-blades filiform. Inflorescence a slender, flexuous spike with widely spaced, distichously arranged spikelets sunk in the joints of the tardily disarticulating angular rhachis. Spikelets with 1 fertile floret, laterally compressed, sessile. Terminal spikelet with 2 small 1-nerved glumes, the lower glume absent in the other spikelets; lemma linear-lanceolate, much longer than the glume, membranous, 1-nerved, with an apical awn; rhachilla sometimes prolonged and bearing a reduced sterile floret; stamen 1.

A monotypic genus in the Mediterranean region and the Middle East.

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