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Published In: Bulletin of the Tokyo Science Museum 18: 1. 1947. (Bull. Tokyo Sci. Mus.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Type: Type: India, Heyne (B).
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Punjab, N.W.F.P. & Kashmir); tropical Africa, Southeast Asia and Australia.
Comment/Acknowledgements: A sporadic monsoon grass, reported to be a good fodder grass for cattle.
Map Location: B-7 Hazara dist.: Huripur, c.2000', R.R. Stewart 9647 (K); Hilkote, Saran Range, 2 September 1899, J.F. Duthie s.n. (K); Shinkujari, 29 August 1899, J.F. Duthie s.n. (K); Kagan Glen, E.W. Trotter 118G (K); Swat dist.: J.J. Norris 84 (RAW); Mardan dist.: 2 miles from Mardan on way to Malakand, Sultanul Abedin 7707 (KUH); C-7 Rawalpindi dist.: Rawalpindi, 1700', September 1946, R.R. Stewart s.n. (K); Topi Park, 1700', R.R. Stewart 10148 (K); Topi Park, Mohindar Nath 31 (RAW); c.6 miles from Sihala , Kahuta, MA. Siddigi & Y. Nasir 6978 (K, RAW); 16 miles from Rawalpindi on way to Kahuta, Sultanul Abedin & M. Qaiser 8590 (KUH); Jhelum dist.: Kotian Village, Saida Qureshi 171 (KUH); Sargodha dist.: 15 miles from Khushab, M. Qaiser 2617 (KUH); C-8 Kashmir: Kishtwar, 3500', C.B. Clarke 31435 (K); Poonch, 28 November 1953, A. Rashid Khan s.n. (RAW).


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Tufted annual; culms 15-75 cm high, erect or geniculately ascending. Leaf-blades 7-20 cm long, 5-11.5 mm wide, soft, glabrous or sparsely pilose on the upper surface, rounded at the base, tapering to a fine hair-like tip. Inflorescence composed of several to many slender ascending secund spikes 1.5-10 cm long. Spikelets 6-25-flowered, 5.5-13 mm long, closely overlapping, whitish-green or brownish; glumes unequal, the lower 1.2-3.0 mm long, acute and mucronate, the upper 1.5-3.0 mm long, acuminate and awned, the awn one- to two- thirds as long as the glume; lemmas narrowly ovate in profile, 2-2.8 mm long with a stout awn-point 0.3-0.9 mm long.
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