R. D. Meikle, Flora of Cyprus 2. 1985
but modified and names used differing
1Panicle very dense, erect; awns eventually twisted into a characteristic tail
1'Panicle and awns not as above
2Bristle of the awn glabrous, scabrid or with very short hairs; leaf blades glabrous; lemma 14-16 mm long
2'Bristle of the awn hairy, hairs c. 2 m long; leaf blades glabrous on upper surface, minutely tomentose on nerves on lower surface, with more or less scaberulous margins; lemma 9-10 mm long