Pedicelled spikelet with lower glume drawn out into a long curved awn, awn 5-120 mm long; florets 2, both male, rarely one bisexual or sterile and reduced to glumes. x= 10.
Species 7, tropical Africa; 1 in sthn Afr.: Urelytrum agropyroides (Hack.) Hack., N Namibia, northern provinces of South Africa, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and Swaziland.
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