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Published In: Systema Vegetabilium 2: 615. 1817. (Syst. Veg. (ed. 15 bis)) 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. March-November.
Type: Type: “Palestine”, Hasselquist (LINN).
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Sind & Punjab); tropical and subtropical regions of the Old World and Australia.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Buffaloes are very fond of this grass.
Illustration: Diplachne fusca (L.) P. Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult. (Illustration)
Map Location: D-8 Lahore dist.: about 10 miles from Lahore on way to Baidyan, M. Qaiser 3551 (K); Akalgarh, near Lahore, Sultan Ahmad 8 (RAW); G-4 Karachi dist.: Haleji Lake, M. Qaiser 4282 (KUH); G-5 Hyderabad dist.: 2 miles W of Tando Jam, J.J. Norris 130 (RAW).


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Aquatic or semi-aquatic rhizomatous perennial; culms 60-150 cm high, rooting and branching from the lower nodes. Leaf-blades tough, linear with filiform tips, 25-55 cm long, up to 5 mm wide, inrolled or rarely flat, scabrid, grey-green with a broad white central nerve. Inflorescence 20-35 cm long; racemes 10-30, slender, 7-15 cm long, more or less straight. Spikelets 6-11-flowered; narrowly elliptic to elliptic, 8-15 mm long, slightly overlapping, grey-green or olive-green; glumes keeled, scabrid on the keels, the lower lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, 2.1-4.6 mm long, acute or acuminate, the upper narrowly oblong, 3.3-7.4 mm long, acute or obtuse and minutely mucronate; lemmas narrowly oblong, 3.2-5.9 mm long, pilose on the lower part of the nerves, 2- or more toothed and mucronate or shortly awned from the sinus (the awn 0.3-1.6 mm long). Caryopsis dorso-ventrally flattened.
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