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Published In: Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie 71, 162, 175. 1812. (Ess. Agrostogr.) 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. July-October.
Type: Type: Italy, Triumfettus.
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Sind, Baluchistan, Punjab & N.W.F.P.); tropical and warm temperate regions of the Old World; introduced to the New World.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Hairy or India Lovegrass is considered to be good fodder and is enjoyed by buffaloes.
Map Location: B-7 Hazara dist.: Garhi Habibulla, 3000', E.W. Trotter 113 (K, RAW); Balakot, 2-3000', Sh. Ali 217 (K, RAW); Masan (Kalabagh), Sultanul Abedin & M. Qaiser 9320 (KUH); Swat dist.: Madian, 4500', R.R. Stewart 24415 (K); C-6 Kohat dist.: 4 miles SW of Hungu, H.S. Gentry & E.E. Smith 14077 (K); C-7 Rawalpindi dist.: 1700', R.R. Stewart 23347, 23348 (K); across Leh, Rawalpindi, 1700', R.R. Stewart 17108(KUH); D-4 Quetta dist.: Urak, M. Qaiser 39 (K); Quetta, 5500', E. Nasir 28484 (K, RAW); D-7 Sahiwal dist.: Chak Dara, S.A. Harriss 16814 (K); F-5 Khairpur dist.: Kotdiji, S.M.H. Jafri 1063 (KUH); G-4 Karachi dist.: Jemidar Ka Landa, 1851, J.E. Stocks s.n. (K); Karachi University Campus, 3 August 1966, Khadija Aziz s.n. (K, KUH); 21 miles from Karachi on way to Thatta, Sultanul Abedin 5303 (KUH); G-5 Hyderabad dist.: Tando Jam, J.J. Norris 9 (K).


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Loosely tufted annual; culms 8-70 cm high, erect or ascending. Leaf-blades flat, 2-20 cm long, 14 mm wide. Panicle elliptic to ovate, 4-25 cm long, open, the lowest branches whorled (except in the smallest panicles) and nearly always with a few long white hairs in the axils. Spikelets 4-14-flowered, linear, 3-7 mm long, 0.7-1.2 mm wide, purplish-green, the florets ± appressed to the rhachilla, breaking up from the base, the rhachilla persistent; glumes hyaline, unequal, the lower a narrowly ovate nerveless scale 0.5-0.7 mm long, the .upper ovate, 1 mm long, with a single indistinct nerve; lemmas broadly ovate, 1-1.6 mm long, obtuse to subacute; palea falling soon after the lemma (usually persistent in temperate regions), the keel scaberulous; anthers 3, 0.2-0.3 mm long. Caryopsis ellipsoid with one side straight, 0.6-1 mm long, somewhat laterally compressed.
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