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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae

Taeniatherum Nevski in Acta Univ. Asiae mediae, ser .8 b, Bot. 17:38. 1934. Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:344. 1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 678. 1960; Bor in Towns., Guest & Al-Rawi, Fl. Iraq 9:262. 1968; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70:227. 1970; Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 201. 1976; Humphries in Tutin et at, Fl. Fur. 5:205. 1980.

Annuals. Leaf-blades flat or rolled, shortly auricled at the base. Inflorescence a dense spike, breaking up at maturity. Spikelets in pairs at the nodes, 2-flowered, the lower floret bisexual, the upper rudimentary and sterile; glumes connate at the base, narrowly subulate, rigid, scabrid; lemma lanceolate, 5-nerved, attenuate at the tip into a long flexuous scabrid awn flattened at the base; palea 2-keeled.

A genus of 3 species in southern Europe and the Mediterranean region east-wards to Turkmenistan and Tian Shan; 1 species occurs in Pakistan.

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