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Lasiurus Boiss., Diagn., Ser. 2, 4:145. 1859. Blatter & McCann, Bombay Grasses 36. 1935; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 1:143. 1958; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 189. 1960; Bor in Towns., Guest & Al-Rawi, Fl. Iraq 9:536. 1968; Bor in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 70:526. 1970; Cope in Kew Bull. 35: 451-452. 1980.

Perennial. Leaf-blades linear; ligule a line of hairs. Inflorescence a single raceme, terminal on the culm or from auxiliary branches; raceme fragile, flat, with 2 sessile and 1 pedicelled spikelet at each node (rarely 1 sessile and 2 pedicelled) or 1 sessile and 1 pedicelled; internodes linear, usually widening upwards, the pedicels free. Sessile spikelet 2-flowered, flat across the back, callus truncate; lower glume subcoriaceous, 2-keeled, densely ciliate on the back and kneels; lower floret male with hyaline lemma and palea; upper floret bisexual, the lemma entire and awnless; caryopsis oblong, terete. Pedicelled spikelet similar to the sessile or shorter, both florets male.

A monotypic genus in Southwest Asia and northern Africa.

Lower Taxon

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