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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/16/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/16/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Syn. P1. 1:85. 1805.
Synonym Panicum dactylon L. Sp. P1. 58. 1753. Digitaria dactylon Scop. Fl. Carn. ed. 2. 1:52. 1772. Dactilon officinale Vill. Hist. P1. Dauph. 2:69. 1787. Paspalum dactylon Lam. Tabl. Encycl. 1:176. 1791. Digitaria littoralis Salisb. Prodr. Stirp. 19. 1796. Milium dactylon Moench, Meth. P1. Suppl. 67. 1802. Fibichia umbellata Koel. Descr. Gram. 308. 1802. Digitaria stolonifera Schrad. Fl. Germ. 1:165. 1806. Cynodon maritimus H.B.K. Nov. Gen. & Sp. 1:170. 1816. Cynodon tenuis Trin. in Spreng. Neu. Entd. 2:63. 1821. Chloris cynodon Trin. Gram. Unifl. 229. 1824. Digitaria maritima Spreng. Syst. Veg. 1:272. 1825. Cynodon erectus Presl, Rel. Haenk. 1:290. 1830. Capriola dactylon Kuntze, Rev.- Gen. P1. 2:764. 1891. Fibichia dactylon Beck, Wiss. Mitt. Bosn. Herzeg. 9:436. 1904. Cynodon dactylon var. maritimus Hack. in Fries, Arkiv Bot. 8:40. 1909. Capriola dactylon maritima Hitchc. U. S. Dept. Agr. Bull. 772:179. 1920.
Description Rhizomatous, stoloniferous, widely creeping perennial; culms wiry, compressed, 10-40 cm. high; sheaths usually overlapping, keeled, glabrous or sparsely pilose at the throat; ligule membranaceous, minutely erose, 0.2-0.3 mm. long; blades flat, 2-20 cm. long (usually 5-10 cm.), 2-4 mm. wide, scabrous, especially on the margins, sometimes sparsely pilose; spikes 4-7, slender, arcuate, 2-7 cm. long; spikelets 2-3 mm. long.
Distribution A common weed in open ground throughout the warmer regions of the world.
Specimen CANAL ZONE: between Mindi and Colon, Hitchcock 7947; Victoria Fill, Allen I753; Culebra, Hitchcock 7923; Mamei Hill, Pittier 38I3; Summit, Standley 30087; between Corozal and Ancon, Pittier 2i66; Balboa, Standley 27408.
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