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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 70. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. & Fr. Per.: May-August.
Type: Type: Italy,? Seguier (LINN).
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Punjab, introduced); Mediterranean region; naturalised in many warm temperate countries.
Comment/Acknowledgements: An extremely attractive grass widely cultivated as an ornamental (Large Quaking-grass) and frequently escaping.
Map Location: D-8 Lahore dist.: F. C. College garden, Lahore, R. R. Stewart 15873 (KUH, RAW).


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Annual; culms 10-60 cm high, loosely tufted or solitary, erect or geniculately ascending, slender. Leaf-blades 5-20 cm long, 3-8 mm wide, flat, minutely rough on the margins; ligule 2-5 mm long. Panicle 3-10 cm long, loose, nodding, bearing up to 12 spikelets on capillary pedicels. Spikelets 7-20-flowered, ovate to oblong, plump, 14-25 mm long and 8-15 mm wide, glabrous or minutely hairy, pale green, silvery or suffused with reddish-brown or purple; lemma 6-8 mm long, very broad, rounded on the back, obtuse.
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