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Apluda Linn., Sp. Pl. 1:82. 1753. Gen. Pl., ed. 5, 35. 1754; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 7:150. 1896; Blatter & McCann, Bombay Grasses 29. 1935; Bor, Fl. Assam 5:430. 1940; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 1:128. 1958; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 93. 1960; Bor in Towns., Guest & Al-Rawi, Fl. Iraq 9:508. 1968; Bor in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 70:523. 1970; Murty in Bull. Bot. Surv. India 14:149-151. 1975; Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 707. 1976.

Perennial. Leaf-blades linear, narrowed to a slender, often petiole-like base; ligule membranous. Inflorescence a solitary raceme tightly embraced by a spatheole, these numerous and crowded into a false panicle; raceme comprising 1 sessile and 2 pedicelled spikelets; pedicels flat and broad, forming, together with its lower glume, a sort of triangular box around the sessile spikelet. Sessile spikelet 2-flowered. falling entire, laterally compressed; callus bulbous, obtuse; lower glume coriaceous, convex across the back, 2-keeled and narrowly winged towards the tip, bidentate; upper glume boat-shaped, awnless; lower floret male with hyaline lemma and well-developed palea; upper floret bisexual, the lemma bibbed with a glabrous awn from the sinus or entire and awnless. Pedicelled spikelets awnless, unequal, the one male or bisexual, the other much smaller and barren.

A monotypic genus in southern Asia and Australia.

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