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Published In: Kew Bulletin 9(4): 555, f. s.n. 1954. (2 March 1955) (Kew Bull.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Type: A monotypic genus in the Himalayas.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Trikeraia is a distinctive genus differing from both Piptatherum and Stipa in having a deeply bifid lemma with awned teeth which does not become indurated at maturity, and an awn produced from the back of the lemma instead of at the tip.


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Lemma oblong-elliptic, hyaline, dorsally compressed, hairy, deeply bifid at the tip, the lateral nerves produced as two stout scabrid bristles; callus conical, acute, bearded; awn arising from the back of the lemma, persistent, geniculate, twisted below the knee.
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