L., Sp. Pl. 28 (1753).
Derivation: Greek anthos, flower; xanthos, yellow; colour of the panicle after flowering.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Sweetly scented perennials or annuals; leaf blade flat; ligule membranous.
Inflorescence a raceme or narrow spike-like panicle; spikelets with 1 fertile flower, compressed laterally, subsessile; glumes unequal, acute, persistent, the first small, 1-nerved, the second 3-nerved; empty lemmas 2, acute, persistent, smaller than the glumes; notched and awned, hyaline, villous; fertile lemma 1, still smaller, glabrous; palea 1-nerved; stamens 2.
About 20 species from Europe, Africa and Asia.
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