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Published In: Synopsis Plantarum 1: 85. 1805. (Syn. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. & Fr. Per.: All year round.
Type: Type: Portugal (LINN).
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Sind, Baluchistan, Punjab, N.W.F.P. & Kashmir); tropical and warm temperate regions throughout the world.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Dog’s-tooth or Bermuda Grass is highly esteemed as a lawn-grass in India and Pakistan, but it suffers from trampling and overgrazing. It makes excellent hay and is considered a first-class fodder grass in Australia, Pakistan and India.
Map Location: B-6 Peshawar dist.: Islamia College, Peshawar, R.R. Stewart 9072 (RAW); Chitral dist.: Drosh, 4500', S.M. Toppin 227 (K); B-7 Hazara dist.: Havelian – Abbottabad Road, R.R. Stewart 10796 (KUH); B-9 Baltistan: Daghoni to Sailing, 8000', E. Nasir & G.L. Webster 5921 (RAW); C-6 Kurram dist.: Kurram Valley, Harsukh 15506 (K); C-7 Rawalpindi dist.: Rawalpindi, J.E.T. Aitchison 119 (K); Topi Park, Mohindar Nath 51 (RAW); Potha, Murree Hills, 4400', R.R. Stewart 23278 (K); Murree Hills, E.W. Trotter 38 (KUH); D-4 Quetta dist.: Shebo, J.H. Lace 4081, 4084 (K); D-5 Loralai dist.: Gadebar Forest, Loralai Range, Mohd. Aslam 23 (K, RAW); G-2 Baluchistan: coast, November 1880, E. Pierce s.n. (K). G-4 Karachi dist.: Karachi University Campus, March 1969, S.I. Ali s.n. (KUH); ibid., 26 April 1967, Y. Nasir s.n. (KUH); G-6 Tharparkar dist.: Budhesar near Nagarparkar, M. Qaiser, A. Ghafoor & S. Abrar 4106 (KUH); Nagarparkar, S.I. Ali, S.A. Faruqi & Sultanul Abedin 4482 (KUH).


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Stoloniferous sward-forming perennial with slender underground rhizomes. Culms slender, up to 40 cm high. Leaf-blades often short and narrow, 2-12 cm long, 2-4 mm wide, glaucous, scaberulous, with or without scattered hairs, auricles and orifices bearded; ligule a short ciliolate rim about 0.3 mm long. Racemes usually 4-6, 2-7 cm long in a single whorl. Spikelets 2-2.5 (-3) mm long; glumes lanceolate, 1-nerved; lemma silky-pubescent on the keel with simple hairs, lateral nerves often glabrous; palea glabrous, scaberulous on the keels; anthers more than 1 mm long; caryopsis usually turgid or scarcely laterally compressed.
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