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Oryzopsis Michx., Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 51. 1803.


Perennial; leaf-blades rolled or flat. Floret narrowly lanceolate to ovate, dorsally compressed, the callus very short and obtuse; lemma coriaceous to bony, usually dark in colour, the margins seldom overlapping; awn deciduous, short and incomspicuous, straight, not twisted; palea coriaceous, 2-nerve without keels, mostly acute; lodicules 2-3.

Species 35. Temperate and subtropical regions of northern hemisphere, especially Middle East.

Mainly dry mountain slopes, but a few species in woodland.

Lower Taxon


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