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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Polypogon

Polypogon fugax Ness ex Steud., Syn. Pl. Glum. 1:184. 1854. Duthie, Fodder Grasses 51. 1888; Bor, Fl. Assam 5:155.1940; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:316. 1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 403. l960; Bor in Towns., Guest & Al-Rawi, Fl. Iraq 9:314. 1968; Bor in Rech.f., F1. Iran. 70:305. 1970; Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 343. 1976.

  • Polypogon interruptus auct. non H.B.K.
  • Polypogon littoralis auct. non J.E. Sm.
  • Polypogon lutosus auct. non (Poir.) Hitchc.

    Annual; crams 15-60 cm high, often decumbent at the base and rooting from the lower nodes. Leaf-blades 2-16 cm long, 2-11 mm wide, rough; ligule 2-8 mm long. Panicle narrowly ovate, oblong or cylindrical, usually lobed, 3-15 cm long, 05-5 cm wide, dense but hardly bristly, pale green or yellowish. Spikelets 1.8-2.4 mm long; glumes slightly notched at the apex, rough with minute points especially in the lower part, minutely hairy on the margins, with a fine straight awn 0.6-3 mm long; lemma about half the length of the glumes, smooth, awnless or with an awn up to 2 mm long.

    Fl. & Fr. Per.: May-August.

    Type: Northwest India, Royle.

    Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan, Punjab, N WFP. & Kashmir); Iraq eastwards to Burma, mainly in the Himalayas.

    Usually in wet ground beside lakes and streams or in marshes. Of little value for fodder. 600-2400 m.


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