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Trikeraia Bor in Kew Bull. 9:555. 1955. Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:346. 1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 647. 1960; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70:414. 1970.

Lemma oblong-elliptic, hyaline, dorsally compressed, hairy, deeply bifid at the tip, the lateral nerves produced as two stout scabrid bristles; callus conical, acute, bearded; awn arising from the back of the lemma, persistent, geniculate, twisted below the knee.

A monotypic genus in the Himalayas.

Trikeraia is a distinctive genus differing from both Piptatherum and Stipa in having a deeply bifid lemma with awned teeth which does not become indurated at maturity, and an awn produced from the back of the lemma instead of at the tip.

Lower Taxon

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