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Published In: Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Série 2, 3: 523. 1931. (Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., Sér. 2) 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: “Crescit in Senegambia,” Kunth (?B).
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Sind); northern Africa, Arabia and India.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Cenchrus prieurii is an excellent fodder grass in semi-desert regions.
Map Location: G-5 Tharparkar dist.: Mithi, M. Qaiser & A. Ghafoor 3780 (K, KUH).


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Annual; culms 12-35 cm high. Leaf-blades 5-7 cm long, 3.5-5 mm wide. Panicle cylindrical, 5-9 cm long, the rhachis flexuous and scabrid; involucre elongate, 15-27 mm long; inner bristles greatly exceeding the spikelets, flattened and connate only at the base, forming a shallow oval or diamond-shaped disc, densely ciliate below, the outer surface with one or two shallow grooves, filiform and flexuous above, antrorsely scaberulous; outer bristles filiform. Spikelets 1 or 2 per burr, about 4.3 mm long, acutely lanceolate; lower glume short, up to 0.8 mm long, or absent; upper glume a little shorter than the spikelet.
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