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Published In: De Fructibus et Seminibus Plantarum. . . . 1: 8. 1788. (Fruct. Sem. 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.: June-August.
Type: Type: ? illustration in Burman, Thes. Zeyl. 106, t.47/1.1737.
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Sind, N.W.F.P. & Kashmir); tropical and subtropical regions throughout the world.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Crab or Crowfoot Grass is considered in some regions to be a good fodder grass. It is highly esteemed as a pasture grass in Australia and North America.
Map Location: B-7 Kashmir: Garhi, Jhelum Valley Road, c.3000', R.R. Stewart 10079 (RAW); Hazara dist.: Abbottabad, Narindar Kaur 46 (KUH); C-6 Kohat dist.: Hangu, Sadiq Masih 32 (KUH); G-4 Karachi dist.: P.E.C.S.H. Society, Karachi, Abrar Hussain 1000 (K); Karachi University Campus, 12 October 1967, Khush Gul s.n. (KUH).


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Tufted annual; culms 15-85 cm high, erect or geniculately ascending. Leaf-blades usually folded, 5-35 cm long, 2.5-6 mm wide. Inflorescence digitate, composed of 1-10(17) slender ascending spikes 3.5-15 cm long, a few spikes often set below the main apical cluster. Spikelets 3-9-flowered, elliptic, 4.6-7.8 mm long; lower glume 1.1-3.2(3.9) mm long. upper glume 1.8-4.7 mm long; lemmas lanceolate, 2.4-4.8 mm long, acute to subacute.


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