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Stem: erect, 1 to tufted, generally glabrous.
Leaf: basal and cauline; ligule membranous, acute to toothed at tip; blade flat to rolled, generally ridged.
Inflorescence: panicle-like; branches spike-like, minutely scabrous.
Spikelet: glumes subequal, > floret, membranous, lower 1-veined, upper 3-veined; floret 1, vestigial florets occasionally present, bisexual, breaking above glumes; lemma rounded on back, membranous, short bristly at base, minutely scabrous and awned near tip, obscurely 3–5-veined, awn straight, flexible; palea ± = lemma.
3 species: temperate Eur, Asia. Cult for revegetation. (Greek: not maimed, alluding to occasionally presence of vestigial florets) [Allred 2007 FNANM 25:788–789]
1. Infl branches ascending, spikelet-bearing to near base; anthers 0.3–0.5 mm ..... A. interrupta
1' Infl branches spreading, naked near base; anthers 1–2 mm ..... A. spica-venti
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