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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Castellia

Castellia tuberculosa (Moris) Bor in Indian Forester. 74: 90. 1948. sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2: 212. 1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 528. 1960; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70:87. 1970; Stace in Tutin et al., Fl. Eur. 5:157. 1980.

  • Castellia tuberculata Tineo
  • Catapodium tuberculosum Moris Bor

    Loosely tufted annual; culms 20-75(-100) cm high, erect or geniculately ascending. Leaf-blades up to 25 cm long, 1-7 mm wide, scaberulous. Inflorescence 4-26 cm long, unbranched or with a few branches at the base, the spikelets sessile or almost so, alternate in opposite rows. Spikelets 9-15 mm long, ovate; glumes glabrous, the lower 2.8-3.5 mm long, 3-nerved, the upper 3.5-5 mm long, 3-5 nerved; lemma 4.2-5.7 mm long, glabrous but with dense minute tubercles on the back.

    Type: Sardinia, Moris..

    Distribution: Pakistan (Punjab); Canary Is.; Mediterranean region; Sudan; intro¬duced into Australia.

    An uncommon grass of widespread but very local distribution. Its occurance only along a railway line near Campbellpur suggests that it may not be native in Pakistan.


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