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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Rottboellia

Rottboellia exaltata Linn t., Nov. Gram. Gen. 37, t.1. 1779. Suppl. Pl. 114. 1781; Duthie, Fodder Grasses 28. 1888; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 7:156. 1896; Blatter & McCann, Bombay Grasses 38. 1935; Bor, Fl. Assam 5:444. 1940; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 1:143. 1958; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 206. 1960.

Vern.: Phallia, Bursali.

  • Manisuris exaltata (Linn. f.) O. Ktze.
  • Rottboellia arundinacea Hochst. ex A. Rich.

    Tall annual supported below by stilt roots, the basal sheaths painfully hispid; clums 30 cm to 3 m high. Leaf-blades broadly linear, up to 45 cm long and 2 cm wide. Raceme 3-15 cm long, glabrous, terminating in a tail of reduced spikelets, gathered into a spatheate false panicle. Sessile spikelet oblong-elliptic, pallid; tower glume 3.5-5 mm long; upper glume with the keel narrowly winged towards the tip. Pedicelled spikelet narrowly ovate, 3-5 mm long, herbaceous, green; pedicel shorter then the internode.

    Fl. & Fr. Per.: September-October.

    Type: “In Indiis,” Thunberg (LINN).

    Distribution: Pakistan (Punjab); throughout the Old World tropics and introduced to the Caribbean.

    A good fodder grass but not common.


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