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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Paspalidium

Paspalidium geminatum (Forssk.) Stapf in Prain, Fl. Trop. Afr. 9:583. 1920. Blatter & McCann, Bombay Grasses 142. 1935; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak 1:39. 1958; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 333. 1960; Bor in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 70:475. 1970.

  • Panicum fluitans Retz.
  • Panicum geminatum Forssk.
  • Panicum paspaloides Pers.

    Perennial, with creeping or floating ± spongy rhizomes; culms 10-60 cm high, prostrate and rooting at the lower nodes. Leaf-blades 5-30 cm long, 2-10 mm wide, flat or folded, setaceously acuminate. Inflorescence 5-30 cm long; racemes 0.54 cm long, usually less than their own length apart, their rhachis narrowly winged from a triquetrous midrib, 0.5-1 mm wide, glabrous or sparsely ciliate. Spikelets ovate, 1.6-2.6(2.9) mm long; lower glume truncate, a quarter to a third the length of the spikelet; upper glume two-thirds to four-fifths the length of the spikelet; lower floret with a palea, its lemma as long as the spikelet, the nerves not raised; upper lemma granulose.

    Fl. & Fr. Per.: mostly October-January, but sometimes as early as August or as late as March.

    Type: Egypt, Forsskal (C).

    Distribution: Pakistan (Sind): Old World tropics.


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