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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/16/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Tuckey, Narr. Exp. Congo App. 478. 1818.
Synonym Poa ciliaris L. Syst. Nat. ed. 10. 2:875. 1759.
Description Annual; culms slender, branching, erect to decumbent-spreading, 10-40 cm. or rarely as much as 60 cm. high; sheaths glabrous or sparsely papillose-pilose, with a tuft of long hairs at the throat; blades flat, acuminate or attenuate, 4-10 cm. long, 2-4 mm., rarely 5 mm., wide, glabrous or sparsely pilose with long hairs; panicles dense, spike-like, interrupted toward the base, 5-12 cm. long; spikelets 2-3 mm. long, 6- to 10-flowered, nearly sessile; lemmas 1 mm. long; palea con- spicuously ciliate on the keels, the hairs about 0.5 mm. long.
Distribution Fields and waste places, especially in sandy soil. Warmer regions of both hemispheres.
Specimen BOCAS DEL TORO: Carleton 220. CHIRIQUI: David, Hitchcock 8373. COLON: Colon, Rose 22068; Hitchcock 8032. CANAL ZONE: Toro Point, Hitchcock 8052; Gatuncillo, Piper 5289; Frijoles, Killip 4295; Darien, Standley 31577; Culebra, Pittier 2085; Hitch- cock 7925; Balboa, Standley 26112; McBride d Featherstone 44. PANAMA: Bella Vista, Killip 4044; Point Chame, Hitchcock 8i6i; Taboga Island, Hitchcock 8072.
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