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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/16/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Syn. P1. Glum. 1:278. 1854.
Synonym Megastachya simpliciflora Presl, Rel. Haenk. 1:283. 1830.
Description Annual; culms tufted, often dense, spreading or prostrate, 10-40 cm. long, rather freely branching at the lower nodes; blades 4-12 cm. long, 2-4 mm. wide, acuminate, pilose on the upper surface; panicles 2-10 cm. long, rather dense, usually purple-tinged, the short stiff branches ascending to spreading, spikelet bearing to the base, often so numerous on the branches that the whole plant appears to be a dense inflorescence; spikelets sessile or nearly so, narrow, 1-3 cm. long, 10- to 30-flowered, solitary or in groups of 2-4, appressed; lemma 5 mm. long, acuminate, gradually narrowed from the base, the lateral nerves double; palea half as long as the lemma, narrow, lunate.
Distribution Savannas, at low and medium altitudes, Mexico to Panama.
Specimen COCLE: Aguadulce, Pittier 4838, 4900. PANAMA: Aguarubia, Killip 4273; Las Cruces Trail, Cornman 26II.
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