Orthoraphium

Orthoraphium is a monospecific Himalayan genus that is distinguished by its the stout, retrorse spines on the lemma apex.

Orthoraphium roylei grows in Bhutan, China (Sichuan, Xizang, Xizang, Yunnan), N. India, Kashmir, N. Byammar, Nepal at elevations of 2700 m and higher.