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Sclerochloa P. Beauv., Ess. Agrost. 97. 1812. Boiss., Fl. Or. 5:635. 1884; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 7:335. 1896; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W.Pak. 2:208. 1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 563. 1960; Bor in Towns., Guest & Al-Rawi, Fl. Iraq 9:104. 1968; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70:19. 1970; Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 512. 1976; Stace in Tutin et al., Fl. Eur. 5:170. 1980.

Annuals. Leaf-blades flat or folded. Inflorescence a raceme or with few, usually simple, racemose branches near the middle. Spikelets 3-8-flowered, the lower 2-3 florets fertile, the upper male or sterile, disarticulating tardily below each floret or pedicel; glumes strongly keeled; lemma with 5-7 prominent, thick nerves, strongly keeled, rounded to emarginate at the tip, chartaceous, with broad hyaline margins; palea almost as long as the lemma.

A genus of 2 species in the Mediterranean region, southern USSR and the Middle East; 1 species occurs in Pakistan.

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