Meikle, R.D. 1985: Flora of Cyprus 2
but modified and names used differing
1Panicle ovoid, ellipsoid or shortly cylindrical, very bristly; awns of the lemma 4 mm long, scabrid; anthers 1 mm long
1'Panicle usually oblong, not at all bristly; awns if present much shorter than 4 mm; anthers 0.5-0.75 mm long
2Palea conspicuously longer than lemma, ending in 2 aristulae
2'Palea shorter than lemma and not ending in aristulae
3Glumes and lemmas obtuse at the tips
3'Glumes and lemmas acute or acuminate
4Lemmas 4-4.5 mm long, smooth
4'Lemmas 2 mm long, more or less covered with minute warts
5Culm always included in subtending sheath; spikelet not breaking up at maturity, with only 2 fertile florets
5'Culm always extending sheath; spikelet breaking up at maturity, with 3 or more fertile florets