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Polypogon Desf., Fl. Atlant. 1: 66. 1798 [1800].


Polypogon fugax

Credit: cs kuoh

Annual or perennial. Panicle contracted to spiciform. Spikelets without rhachilla extension, falling entire together with pedicel orpart of it; glumes equal, longer than floret, chartaceous, ± scabrid, 1-erved, entire to bilobed, often with a slender awn; lemma hyaline, 5-nerved, rounded, the nerves sometimes excurrent from the ± trncate tip, awnless or with a subapical awnlet or a geniculate dorsal awn; palea 1/2 to as long as lemma.

Warm temperate regions of the world, and on tropical mountains.

Species 18. Damp places.


1 Awn of glume shorter than to nearly as long as the body of glume.   Polypogon fugax
+ Awn of glume 2-3 times the length of the body of glume.   Polypogon monspeliensis

Lower Taxa


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