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Tricholaena Schrad. in Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg. 2. Mant.: 163. 1824. Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 7: 64. 1896; Blatter & McCann, Bombay Grasses 176. 1935; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 1:50. 1958; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 369. 1960; Bor in Towns., Guest & Al-Rawi, Fl. Iraq 9:506. 1968; Bor in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 70:506. 1970; Clayton in Tutin et al., Fl. Eur. 5:214. 1980.

  • Eremochlamys A. Peter
  • Xyochlaena Stapf

    Perennials, rarely annuals. Leaf-blades rigid, glaucous, frequently involute; ligule a ciliate rim. Inflorescence a panicle. Spikelets symmetrically oblong in profile, lightly compressed laterally, awnless; lower glume small or suppressed, slightly separated from the upper; upper glume as long as the spikelet, thinly membranous, indistinctly (3-) 5.nerved, not gibbous, slightly emarginate to acute; lower floret male, its lemma resembling the upper glume, 5(-7)-nerved; upper lemma smaller than the lower, thinly cartilaginous, smooth and shining, clasping only the margin of the palea, acute. Caryopsis ovate to elliptic-oblong.

    A genus of 4 species from Africa and the Mediterranean to India; 2 species occur in Pakistan, one of them in cultivation only.

    1 Spikelets glabrous or obscurely hairy on the margins   Tricholaena monachne
    + Spikelets pilose   Tricholaena teneriffae

    Lower Taxa

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