Panicum glaucum L., Sp. Pl. 56. 1753.
Annuals; clum prostrate, mostly 20-50 cm tall, compressed. Blade to 25 cm long, 1 cm wide, hairy;
sheath keeled, glabrous; ligule a ring of hairs, ca. 1 mm long. Panicle contracted, cylindrical, not interrupted,
mostly 5-10 cm long; axis pubescent and scabrous; bristles 5-20, 2-3 times as long as spikelet.
Spikelets broadly ovate, ca.3 mm long, obtuse, pale; lower glume 1/2 as long as spikelet, 3-veined;
upper glume 2/3-3/5 as long as spikelet, broadly ovate, 5-veined; lower lemma 5-veined, membranaceous;
upper floret broadly ovate, as long as lower lemma, strongly and transversely rugose, coriaceous.
TAICHUNG: Chika, Huang 7084. PINGTUNG: Tawu, Matuda 150.
Temperate regions of the Old World, introduced into America, Australia and other countries. Taiwan,
in hillside orchard.