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DescriptionPerennial (ours). Inflorescence a raceme with relatively few spikelets arranged on opposite sides of the rhachis and facing it laterally. Spikelets 5-20-flowered, subsessile, terete or slightly laterally flattened. Florets fertile but may be reduced above. Glumes unequal, 3-7(-9)-nerved. Lemmas 7-9-nerved, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, dorsally rounded, mucronate or with a straight awn.