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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Paspalidium

Paspalidium punctatum (Burm.) A. Camus in Lecomte, Fl. Gen Indo-Chine. 7:419. 1922. Blatter & McCann, Bombay Grasses 142. 1935; Bor, Fl. Assam 5:259. 1940; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 1:41. 1958; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 333. 1960; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70:476. 1970.

  • Panicum mucronatum Roth ex Roem. & Schult.
  • Panicum punctatum Burnt.

    Perennial with creeping or floating spongy rhizomes; culms 30-200 cm high, prostrate and rooting at the nodes below. Leaf-blades 5-25 cm long, 3-8 mm wide, flat or folded, bluntly acute to acuminate. Inflorescence 10-30 cm long; racemes 1-6 cm long, their rhachis narrowly winged, 0.5-1.5 mm wide. Spikelets ovate-elliptic, 2-3 mm long; lower glume truncate, a quarter the length of the spikelet; upper glume one-eighth to three-quarters the length of the spikelet; lower floret sterile, without a palea, its lemma four-fifths to as long as the spikelet, often with the nerves slightly raised; upper lemma rugulose.

    Fl. & Fr. Per.: October.

    Type: India, Plukenet (BM).

    Distribution: Pakistan (Punjab); Tanzania; India to Indonesia.


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