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Aeluropus Trin., Fund. Agrost. 143. 1820. Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 7:333. 1896; Blatter & McCann, Bombay Grasses 276. 1935; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2: 200. 1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 380. 1960; Tzvelev in Nov. Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 1966: 24-32. 1966; Bor in Towns., Guest & Al-Rawi, Fl. Iraq 9:420. 1968; Bor in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 70:419. 1970; Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 619. 1976; Stace in Tutin et al., Fl. Fur. 5:255. 1980.

Perennials. Leaf-blades flat, folded or involute. Inflorescence a dense capitate or spiciform unilateral panicle in which the subsessile spikelets are closely packed on rhachides arranged on one side of the axis. Spikelets 4-18-flowered, compressed. Glumes unequal, keeled, chartaceous, mucronate; lemmas similar in texture, 9-11-nerved, keeled, mucronate or subaristate; palea thinner, 2-keeled, ciliate on the keels; anthers 3. Grain oblong-elliptic or oblong-obovate in outline, flat adaxially, rounded abaxially.

A genus of 6 species from the Mediterranean region to India; 3 species occur in Pakistan.

1 Inflorescence of globose, elliptic or oblong heads of closely crowded spikelets   Aeluropus lagopoides
+ Inflorescence elongate, of widely spaced spikes, fascicles or solitary spikelets   (2)
2 (1) Lemmas 2-2.5 mm long, glabrous   Aeluropus littoralis
+ Lemmas 3-3.5 mm long, hairy   Aeluropus macrostachyus

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