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7a. Echinochloa crusgalli var. crusgalli

稗(原变种) bai (yuan bian zhong)

Panicum crusgalli Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 56. 1753; Echino-chloa hispidula (Retzius) Nees; Milium crusgalli (Linnaeus) Moench; Panicum hispidulum Retzius; Pennisetum crusgalli (Linnaeus) Baumgarten.

Culms 50–150 cm tall. Leaf blades 10–40 × 0.5–2 cm. Inflorescence pyramidal, 6–20 cm; axis scabrous or with tubercle-based setae; racemes ascending, soft. Spikelets 3–4 mm, veins with tubercle-based setae; lower lemma with 5–15(–30) mm awn.

Damp weedy places, streamsides, rice fields. Throughout China [warm-temperate and subtropical regions of the world].


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