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Published In: Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 8: 311, pl. 24. 1912. (J. Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Type: Type: India, Bhide (K).
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Sind); India; Oman.
Map Location: G-4 Karachi dist.: Hawkes Bay, 30 August 1967,S.I. Ali & S.A. Faruqi s.n. (KUH); Karachi University Campus, 10 September 1966, Khadija Aziz s.n. (KUH); G-5 Hyderabad dist.: College Campus, Tando Jam, A. Jalis 310 (RAW); Nalisar Road, Tando Jam, A. Jalis 675 (RAW); Thatta dist.: Kaki Lake, 7 miles from Thatta, A. Jalis 1031 (RAW).

 

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Perennial; culms up to 60 cm high, stoloniferous, pilose for a short distance below the inflorescence. Leaf-blades flat, 2-15(20) cm long, 2.5-5 mm wide, acuminate at the apex, truncate at the base. Inflorescence of 2-8 digitate, crowded, ascending spikes, 2.5-5(8) cm long, often decurrent into the peduncle for a short distance and forming ridges on it which often bear stray spikelets. Spikelets (4-) 5-flowered, (4-)5-awned; lower glume 15-25 mm long; upper glume 23-35 mm long, shortly mucronate; lowest lemma obovate-elliptic in side-view, 2-3 mm long, pallid or dark, densely bearded on the lateral nerves almost to the base, shortly ciliate on the flanks, the awn 5-8.5 mm long; callus rounded, ciliate; 2nd lemma slightly projecting from the side of the lowest lemma, oblong, 1-2 mm long, ciliate on the margins in the upper part, with an awn 5-73 mm long; 3rd lemma a glabrous clavate scale 0.5-1.3 mm long, with an awn 3.5-6 mm long; 4th lemma a glabrous clavate scale 0.3-0.6 mm long, with an awn 3-5.5 mm long; 5th lemma a minute glabrous clavate scale 0.2 mm long, with an awn up to 1.7 mm long, or reduced to an awn about 0.4 mm long, very rarely absent.
 
 
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