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Polypogon monspeliensis (L.) Desf., Fl. Altant. 1: 67. 1798. Hsu, Fl. Taiwan 5: 421. 1978; Koyama, Grass. Jap. Neighb. Reg. 167. 1987.


Polypogon monspeliensis
leaf cross section

Credit: cs kuoh

Annuals; culms erect to obliquly ascending from geniculate base, 2-3-noded; 35 cm long, 1.5 mm in diameter. Blades linear-lanceolate, 4-8 cm long, 4 mm wide; ligule tongue-shaped, 4.5 mm long, chartaceous. Panicle contracted, oblong. Spikelets 1-flowered, 2 mm long; glumes nearly equal, chartaceous, 1-nerved, as long as the spikelet, oblongawned, hispid on back, margins ciliate, awn from the sinus; Lemma chartaceous, obovate, 1 mm long, apex 4-toothed, 5-nerved, awned; palea membranous, as long as the lemma, oblong, 2-keeled, minutely 2-toothed; anther 0.5 mm long. Caryopsis elliptical, 1 mm long.

YUNLIN: Hsilo, Shimada s.n.. Feb. 13, 1908.

Distributed in temperate and warm regions of Eurasia and northern Africa.

This species is very rarely found.


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