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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Tetrapogon

Tetrapogon tenellus (Koen. ex Roxb.) Chiov. in Annuar. R. Ist. bot. Roma. 8: 352. 1908. Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:243. 1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 475. 1960; Bor in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 70:449. 1970.

  • Chloris macrantha Jaub. & Spach
  • Chloris tenella Koen. ex Roxb.
  • Chloris triangulata Hochst. ex A. Rich.

    Annual or short-lived perennial, loosely tufted, with erect or ascending 4-6-noded culms up to 60 cm high; nodes not prominent. Leaf-blades 5-20 cm long, 2-5 mm wide, tapering; sheaths loosely flabellate at the base of the culm. Spikes exserted, solitary or paired and divergent, 3-7 cm long. Spikelets 4-6 (-8)-flowered, the lower 3-5 florets fertile and awned; glumes ovate-lanceolate, acute, acuminate or rarely aristate, the lower 3-5.5 mm long, the upper 4-6.5 mm long; lowest lemma obovate, 4-6.5 mm long, shortly ciliate along the nerves or subglabrous, with an awn 3-15 mm long; upper 1-2 florets sterile and reduced to minute awnless lemmas. Grain of lowest floret oblong.

    Fl. & Fr. Per. April-June.

    Type: India, Roxburgh painting 2022 (K).

    Distribution: Pakistan (Sind & Punjab); tropical Africa eastwards to India and southwards to Rhodesia and Angola.

    This grass is found in desert areas and sometimes on limestone. It is considered to be a good fodder grass.


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