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Poa infirma H. B. K., Nov. Gen. Sp. 1:158. 1816. Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:184. 1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 557.1960; Bor in Towns., Guest & Al-Rawi, Fl. Iraq 9:124. 1968; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70:30.1970; Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 466.1976; Edmondson in Tutin et al., Fl. Eur. 5:161.1980.

  • Catabrosa thomsoni Hook.f.

    Loosely tufted annual; culms 1-25cm high, erect, spreading or prostrate, very slender, compressed. Leaf-blades flat or folded, 0.5-8cm long, 1-2(-4) mm wide, flaccid, abruptly contracted to a blunt or subacute tip, scaberulous on the margins; ligule blunt, up to 3mm long. Panicle ovate-lanceolate, 0.5-10cm long, loose; branches paired or solitary, erecto-patent after anthesis, smooth. Spikelets with (2–)4–6 widely spaced florets, ovate or oblong, 2–4mm long, green; glumes unequal, the lower ovate, 1–1.5mm long, 1–nerved, the upper elliptic or oblong, 1.3-2.5mm long, 1–3–nerved; lemmas oblong in side–view, 2–2.5mm long, blunt, densely hairy on the keel and nerves, without wool at the base; palea as long as the lemma, densely hairy all along the keels; anthers 0.2-0.5mm long, scarcely longer than wide.

    Fl. & Fr. Per.: March–April.

    Type: Colombia, Kunth..

    Distribution: Pakistan (Punjab & N. W. F. P.); South America; southern Europe eastwards to the Himalayas and Central Asia.

    Early Meadow–grass is an uncommon weedy species of gardens and farm-land, of no consequence as a fodder grass.


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