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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Aeluropus

Aeluropus lagopoides (Linn.) Trin. ex Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 374. 1864. excl. syn.; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:200. 1959; Bor in Towns., Guest & Al-Rawi, Fl. Iraq 9:423. 1968; Bor in Webbia 24:401-409. 1969; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70:419. 1970; Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 621. Stace in Tutin et al., Fl. Eur. 5:256. 1980. 1976.

  • Aeluropus laevis Trin.
  • Dactylis brevifolia Koen. ex Willd.
  • Dactylis brevifolius (Koen. ex Wind.) Nees ex Steud.
  • Dactylis lagopoides Linn.
  • Dactylis repens Desf.
  • Dactylis repens* (Desf.) Parl.
  • Dactylis villosus Hook. f.

    Rhizomatous perennial; culms up to 15 cm high, erect or creeping at the base. Leaf-blades narrow, spreading, subdistichous, up to 4 cm long, 2-3 mm wide, rigid, pungent, glabrous or pilose, margins scabrid. Panicle a globose, elliptic or oblong head of densely crowded spikelets, up to 2 cm long, 1-1.5 cm wide. Spikelets 4-8-flowered, elliptic-oblong, 2.5-3.5 mm long, 2-2.5 mm wide. Glumes elliptic, unequal, villous, the lower 1-3-nerved, about 1.5 mm long, the upper 3-5-nerved, about 2 mm long; lemmas broadly elliptic, apiculate, 9-nerved, 2.4-2.8 mm long, villous; lowest lemmas sometimes empty; anthers 1.5 mm long.

    Fl. & Fr. Per.: April - October.

    Type: India, Burman.

    Distribution: Pakistan (Sind, Baluchistan & Punjab); northern Africa from Morocco to Somalia; Sicily and Cyprus through the Middle East to Central Asia and India.

    A plant of very arid places, especially salt-impregnated soils; sometimes on sandy, often damp soils, low-lying flats fringing salt-marshes, by sulphureous springs, on waste-land and in abandoned cultivated areas.


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