Olyreae are a tribe of soft-stemmed grasses related to bamboo, contrasting with typical bamboo, which has a woody or lignified stem. Olyreae originate in the Neotropics around the Amazon Basin; there is also one species from Africa, Olyra latifolia and one from New Guinea, Buergersiochloa. Olyra species are found in forest and native grazing pastures of Brazil.


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