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See list of 5 species in this genus

In the following key, spikelet and scale lengths do not include the awns (when present). Reference: Michael (2003).

  • 1a. Panicle branches 0.7–2 (–4) cm long, few, distant, simple; leaf blades 3–6 (–10) mm wide; spikelets 2–3 mm long
  • 1b. Panicle branches (1–) 2–10 cm long, variable in number but often crowded, sometimes the longer branches with secondary branches; leaf blades 5–30 mm wide (sometimes narrower in small forms of E. crus-galli); spikelets 2.5–5 mm long

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