Elymus

R. D. Meikle, Flora of Cyprus 2. 1985
but modified and names used differing
1Lemma awned; awns up to 30 mm long
1'Lemmas muticous
2Rhachis of the spike-axis very fragile
2'Rhachis of the spike-axis tough
3Plant caespitose; nerves on the upper surface of the leaf-blade densely covered with short crisped hairs and occacional longer hairs
3'Plant rhizomatous, not forming more or less dense tufts; nerves on the upper surface of the leaf-blade with long, sparsely scattered hairs