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Paspalum scrobiculatum L., Mant. Pl. 29. 1767; Hsu, Fl. Taiwan 5: 587. 1978.


Paspalum scrobiculatum

Credit: CC Hsu

Perennials; culm tufted, 50-100 cm tall, erect, decumbent at base. Blade 15-50 cm long, 7-12 mm wide, glabrous, more or less glaucous; sheath glabrous, longer than internode, compressed, keeled; ligule membranaceous, 0.5-1 mm long, with tawny hairs abaxially. Racemes 2-5(-8); rachis 1.5-3 mm wide, margins scabrous. Spikelet solitary, imbricate, glabrous, orbicular to ovate, 2-3 mm long; lower glume absent; upper glume membranaceous, 5 veined; lower lemma 5-7-veined, membranaceous or sometimes indurate; upper lemma dark brown at maturity, coriaceous.

TAIPEI: Hsintien, Shimizu 2234. MIAOLI: Chuhuangkeng, Hsu 120. TAICHUNG: Houli, Sasaki 6293. NANTOU: Puli, Masamune & Suzuki 4291. TAINAN: Chiali, Morimoto 248. PINGTUNG: Chutien, Hsu 528. TAITUNG: Wushan, Masamune 2669; Lanyu Is., Sasaki s. n. HUALIEN: Matain, Suzuki 12248.

Tropical Asia and Pacific islands. Taiwan, common in tea plantation, roadsides, dry fields, grasslands and waste places.


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