Annuals or perennials. Leaves: lamina linear or lanceolate; ligule a line of hairs. Inflorescence of racemes borne upon a short common axis; spikelets single and abaxial or paired. Spikelets lanceolate to ovate, plano-convex, cuspidate to acuminate; lower glume mostly shorter than spikelet; upper glume as long as spikelet, usually membranous; lower floret male or sterile, lower lemma resembling upper glume; upper lemma obtuse, mucronate.
Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats Specimen Records:76 Specimens with Sequences:92 Specimens with Barcodes:73 Species:28 Species With Barcodes:26 Public Records:31 Public Species:21 Public BINs:0