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Setaria intermedia Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg. 2:489. 1817. Duthie, Fodder Grasses 14. 1888; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 7:79. 1896; Blatter & McCann, Bombay Grasses 174. 1935; Bor, Fl. Assam 5:288. 1940; Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 679. 1976.

  • Panicum intermedium (Roem. & Schult.) Roth
  • Panicum tomentosum Roxb.
  • Setaria tomentosa (Roxb.) Kunth

    Ascending annual, often decumbent below and rooting at the nodes; culms weak, 15-100 cm high. Leaf-blades broadly linear, 5-20 cm long, 2-10 mm wide, flaccid, not or indistinctly scabrid, but often with tubercle-based bristles along the main nerves. Panicle contracted, 3-12 cm long, narrowly lanceolate, branched at least below, the rhachis scaberulous to puberulous; bristles 3-10 mm long, stiff, obscurely scaberulous. Spikelets broadly elliptic, 1.5-2 mm long; lower glume obtuse or acute, one-third to half as long as the spikelet; upper glume half to two-thirds the length of the spikelet; lower floret barren, its palea almost as long as the lemma; upper lemma rugose, pallid to golden.

    Fl. & Fr. Per.: September.

    Type: India, Heyne..

    Distribution: Pakistan (Sind & Punjab); India, Burma and Sri Lanka; introduced to tropical Africa.


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