Meikle, R.D. 1985: Flora of Cyprus 2
but modified
1Spikelets orbicular, fringed on the margin with long white hairs; upper glume glabrous; inflorescence of 4-6 (rarely fewer) false spikes; leaves 5-15 mm wide
1'Spikelets without white hairs on the margin; upper glume adpressed-pubescent; inflorescence a pair of spike-like racemes; leaves 2-4 mm wide