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Brachiaria distachya (Linn.) Stapf in Prain, Fl. Trop. Afr. 9:565. 1919. Blatter & McCann, Bombay Grasses 135. 1935 (as Brachiaria distachya Haines); Bor, Fl. Assam 5: 281. 1940; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 1:35. 1958; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 281. 1960; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70: 477. 1970.

  • Digitaria distachya (Linn.) Pers.
  • Panicum distachyon Linn.
  • Urochloa distachya (Linn.) Nguyen

    Creeping annual; culms 5-20 cm high, ascending from a prostrate base. Leaf-blades broadly linear to narrowly lanceolate, 2-8 cm long, 3.6 mm wide. Inflorescence of 2-3 racemes on an axis 0.5-2 cm long; racemes 1-3 cm long, bearing the spikelets singly on a narrowly winged rhachis. Spikelets narrowly elliptic, 2.4-3 mm long, glabrous, acute; lower glume a third to half as long as the spikelet, clasping; upper glume separated from the lower by a short internode; upper lemma rugulose, bluntly acute.

    Type: India, Koenig (LINN).

    Distribution: Kashmir; India to Sri Lanka, Burma and Thailand; introduced in Africa.


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