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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.: June-September.
Type: Type: Switzerland (LINN).
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Punjab, introduced); Mediterranean region, naturalised in many warm temperate countries.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Lesser Quaking-grass, an introduced weed, occurs occasionally in wheat fields, but usually as an escape from cultivation where it is grown for its decorative panicles.
Map Location: D-8 Lahore dist.: F. C. College garden, Lahore, R. R. Stewart 15872 (KUH, RAW).


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Annual; culms 10-60 cm high, loosely tufted, erect or slightly geniculate, slender. Leaf-blades narrowly lanceolate, 3-14 cm long, 3-9 mm wide, flat, minutely rough above and on the margins; ligule 3-6 mm long. Panicle obovate, 4-20 cm long, loose, nodding, the numerous spikelets borne on capillary pedicels. Spikelets 4-8-flowered, orbicular to triangular-ovate, 3-5 mm long and as wide or wider, glabrous, shining, green or tinged with purple; lemma 2-3 mm long, very broad, deeply concave, hardened and shining in the centre but with broad white membranous margins.
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