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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Lamarckia

Lamarckia aurea (Linn.) Moench, Meth. 201. 1794. Boiss., Fl. Or. 5:570. 1884; Duthie, Fodder Grasses 61. 1888; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 7:307. 1896; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:169. 1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 592. 1960; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70:17. 1970; Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 716. 1976; Tutin in Tutin et al., Fl. Eur. 5:172. 1980.

  • Cynosurus aureus Linn.

    Tufted annual; culms 7-15(-25) cm high, erect or geniculately ascending. Leaf-blades 2-14 cm long, 1-10 mm wide, glabrous, scaberulous on the margins; uppermost sheaths slightly inflated. Panicle 2-6 cm long, 1-2.5 cm wide, usually golden-yellow but sometimes tinged with purple. Spikelets pedicellate in groups of 2-5 at the ends of the branches, the pedicels villous. Sterile spikelet: 5-8 mm long; glumes linear-lanceolate; lemmas numerous, ovate, distichous, imbricate. Fertile spikelet: 2-3 mm long; glumes linear-lanceolate; fertile lemma ovate, 2-toothed at the apex and with a long awn from the sinus; sterile rudiment with a long awn.

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

    Type locality: southern Europe.

    Distribution: Pakistan (Punjab & N.W.FP.); Canary Is. and Madeira; Mediterranean region eastwards to southern USSR; Ethiopia; introduced elsewhere.

    675-1000 m.


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