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Published In: Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Royal Gardens, Kew 1930: 256. 1930. (Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. & Fr. Per.: May and again in August-October.
Type: Type: India, Koenig (LD).
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Sind); tropical Africa; throughout Southeast Asia; introduced in tropical America.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Although widely distributed this species is nowhere very common. It favours damp places, ditches and the edges of paddy fields. It is quick growing and succulent, and in Australia it affords good fodder.
Illustration: Eriochloa procera (Retz.) C.E. Hubb. (Illustration)
Map Location: F-4 Dadu dist.: 24 miles from Dadu on way to Larkana, S.A. Faruqi & M. Qaiser 2224(K); F-5 Khairpur dist.: Kotdiji, S.I. Ali 1135 (KUH); Sukkur dist.: Sukkur Barrage, Sultanul Abedin & Abrar Hussain 9504 (KUH); G-4 Thatta dist.: c.10 miles from Gharo on way to Thatta, Sultanul Abedin 5222 (K, KUH); 3 miles from Dhabeji on way to Thatta, A. Ghafoor, M. Qaiser & Khadija Aziz 20 (KUH); Karachi dist.: Malir, A. Rahrnan Beg 25663 (K); G-5 Hyderabad dist.: 52½ miles from Hyderabad on way to Badin, Sultanul Abedin 3880 (KUH); G-6 Tharparkar dist.: c.5 miles from Chachro on way to Mirpurkhas, M. Qaiser & A. Ghafoor 4104 (K).


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Annual; culms 20-100 cm high, erect or geniculately ascending. Leaf-blades 2-30 cm long, 2-4 mm wide. Inflorescence 4-20 cm long; racemes 2-10 cm long, the rhachis puberulous, triquetrous, bearing paired spikelets; pedicels commonly glabrous, those of a pair often fused below. Spikelets lanceolate, (2.5)3.4 mm long, thinly pubescent; lower glume absent; upper glume acute to acuminate; lower -floret represented only by a lemma; upper lemma with a mucro 0.3-0.5 mm long.
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