Plant 6-30 cm tall, gray-green, rigid, culms procumbent or ascending. Leaves flat or convolute, 1-3 mm wide; ligule very short, at margins with 2-4.5 mm long hairs. Inflorescence spikelike (racemes congested on inflorescence axis), up to 7 cm long, somewhat unilateral. Spikelets 3-6-flowered. Lemma 5-9-veined. Anthers 0.6-0.8 mm long.
Near to the widespread and highly variable species Aeluropus littoralis (Gouan) Parl., which occurs from Europe to temperate Asia.
Species adapted to saline soils in Central Asian desert regions. The tough, widely spreading rhizomes and stolons make them effective soil stabilizers.
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