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Panicum atrosanguineum Hochst. ex A. Rich., Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2:375. 1851. Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 1:26. 1958; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 322. 1960; Bor in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 70: 471. 1970.

  • Panicum hydaspicum Edgew.

    Tufted annual; culms 10-40 cm high, ascending. Leaf-blades linear-lanceolate, 4-14 cm long, 5-14 mm wide, pilose or hispid with tubercle-based hairs, acute; sheaths hispid. Panicle ovate or oblong, 6-20 cm long with fine regular spreading branches. Spikelets elliptic-oblong, 1.8-2.2 mm long, glabrous, shortly acuminate; lower glume broadly crate, about two-thirds the length of the spikelet, 3-5-nerved, acuminate; upper glume ovate, 5-7-nerved; lower lemma 5-7-nerved, its palea two-thirds as long; upper lemma orange-brown to dark chestnut coloured, smooth and shining.

    Fl. & Fr. Per.: August-September.

    Type: Ethiopia, Schimper 1709(K).

    Distribution: Pakistan (Punjab); India; Ethiopia southwards to Rhodesia.

    This is excellent fodder grass found in the plains.


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