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Schoenefeldia Kunth, Rev. Gram. 1:283, t.53. 1830. Boiss., Fl. Or. 5:553. 1884; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:272. 1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 474. 1960; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70: 449. 1970.

Annual or perennial. Leaf-blades narrowly linear; ligule reduced to a hairy rim. Inflorescence of solitary, paired or digitate slender 1-sided spikes. Spikelets 1-flowered, with or without an additional vestigial floret; glumes unequal, lanceolate, membranous, 1-nerved, keeled, acute, mucronate or short-awned; fertile lemma shorter than the glumes, ovate-elliptic, laterally compressed and keeled, membranous, at length chartaceous or cartilaginous, ciliate on the nerves, minutely 2-toothed, with a fine long flexuous awn from between the teeth. Caryopsis narrowly ellipsoid to obovoid, rounded or flattened on the back.

A genus of 2 species in tropical Africa, Madagascar, Arabia, India and Pakistan; represented in Pakistan by 1 species.

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