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Published In: Enumeratio Plantarum Zeylaniae 374. 1864. (Enum. Pl. Zeyl.) 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.: April - October.
Type: Type: India, Burman
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Sind, Baluchistan & Punjab); northern Africa from Morocco to Somalia; Sicily and Cyprus through the Middle East to Central Asia and India.
Comment/Acknowledgements: A plant of very arid places, especially salt-impregnated soils; sometimes on sandy, often damp soils, low-lying flats fringing salt-marshes, by sulphureous springs, on waste-land and in abandoned cultivated areas.
Map Location: C-7 Jhelum dist.: Kheora, J.R. Drummond 14646 (K); Salt Range, 1957, Saeed Ahmad s.n. (RAW); E-6 D.G. Khan dist.: 8 miles from Rajanpur on way to D.G. Khan, Sultanul Abedin & M. Qaiser 9607 (KUJ-I); F-4 Dadu dist.: Manchar Lake, Sultanul A bedin 267 (KUH); F-5 Khairpur dist.: 10 Km N of Naushahro, D. Podlech 10090 (K); Larkana dist.: Larkana - Sukkur Road, 17 miles from Larkana, Nazim, Sultanul Abedin & M. Qaiser 141 (KUH); Sukkur dist.: Sukkur, 8 June 1934, Sultan Ahmad s.n. (KUH); G-2 Makran dist.: 10 miles from Gwadar on way to Sunstar, M. Qaiser & Asad Raza 1001 (K, KUH); G-4 Karachi dist.: near Karachi University, Rashid Ali 3693 (RAW); Hawkes Bay, J. Lamond 237 (K); ibid., K.H. Rechinger 27488 (K); Clifton, A. Rahman Beg 25665, 25666a (K); c:10 miles N of Bund Murad, 11 April 1964, S.I. Ali s.n. (KUH); Thatta dist.: Thatta, J.J. Norris 140 (K, RAW); G-5 Thatta dist.: Chilea Bund, A. Ghafoor, M. Qaiser & Khadija Aziz 27 (KUH); Hyderabad dist.: 13 miles from Mirpur Khas on way to Sanghar, S.I. Ali, S.A. Faruqi & Sultanul Abedin 4287(KUH); G-6 Tharparkar dist.: Nagar Parkar, Rann of Cutch, J.J. Norris 191 (K, RAW).


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Rhizomatous perennial; culms up to 15 cm high, erect or creeping at the base. Leaf-blades narrow, spreading, subdistichous, up to 4 cm long, 2-3 mm wide, rigid, pungent, glabrous or pilose, margins scabrid. Panicle a globose, elliptic or oblong head of densely crowded spikelets, up to 2 cm long, 1-1.5 cm wide. Spikelets 4-8-flowered, elliptic-oblong, 2.5-3.5 mm long, 2-2.5 mm wide. Glumes elliptic, unequal, villous, the lower 1-3-nerved, about 1.5 mm long, the upper 3-5-nerved, about 2 mm long; lemmas broadly elliptic, apiculate, 9-nerved, 2.4-2.8 mm long, villous; lowest lemmas sometimes empty; anthers 1.5 mm long.
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