Description of the genus
Perennials, sometimes with a thickened base. Inflorescence a spike-like panicle. Spikelets 2-many-flowered, laterally flattened, disarticulating above the glumes and between the florets; florets fertile below, reduced above. Glumes 2, unequal to subequal, persistent, subacute to acuminate; lower 1-3-nerved; upper 3-5-nerved. Lemmas exceeding the glumes, 3-5(-7)-nerved, strongly flattened and distinctly keeled, awnless but sometimes mucronate.
Worldwide: c. 35 species in mainly temperate regions of the world; also in montane regions of Africa
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Other sources of information about Koeleria:Flora of Mozambique
(electronic Plant Information Center): KoeleriaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: KoeleriaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for KoeleriaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): KoeleriaKew Herbarium catalogue
: KoeleriaKew Monocotyledon checklist
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Koeleria.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=130, retrieved 18 May 2013