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Dichanthium Willemet in Usteri, Ann. Bot. 18:11. 1796. Blatter & McCann, Bombay Grasses 89. 1935; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 1:104. 1958; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 133. 1960; Bor in Towns., Guest & Al-Rawi, Fl. Iraq 9:523. 1968; DeWet & Harlan in Bol, Soc. Arg. Bot. 12: 206. 1968; Bor in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 70:540. 1970.

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    Annuals or perennials. Leaf-blades flat or rolled, sometimes aromatic; ligule membranous. Inflorescence of single or subdigitate racemes, these with or without homogamous spikelet pairs at the base; intemodes and pedicels linear, solid. Sessile spikelet dorsally compressed; callus very short, rounded; lower glume broadly convex to slightly concave on the back, abruptly rounded on the flanks, with or without a circular pit; lower floret reduced to a hyaline lemma; upper lemma stipitiform, entire or rarely minutely bidentate, with a glabrous or puberulous awn. Caryopsis oblong, dorsally compressed. Pedicelled spikelet much like the sessile.

    A genus of about 20 species in the Old World tropics; 3 species occur in Pakistan, one of them in cultivation only.

    1 Lower glume of sessile spikelet pitted; racemes solitary   Dichanthium foveolatum
    + Lower glume of sessile spikelet not pitted; racemes subdigitate   (2)
    2 (1) Inflorescence pedunculate; lower glume of sessile spikelet without a subapical ciliate fringe   Dichanthium annulatum
    + Inflorescence sessile or subsessile; lower glume of sessile spikelet with a subapical ciliate fringe   Dichanthium affine

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