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Published In: Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal 15: 380. 1833. (Edinburgh New Philos. J.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Type: Type locality: India.
Distribution: Distribution: as for genus.
Comment/Acknowledgements: A floating grass forming pure mats on the surface of the water; cattle are fond of it and people have been known to eat the grain.
Map Location: D-8 Lahore dist.: Muridke, 20 miles from Lahore, 23 November 1975, Sultan Ahmad s.n.(K).

 

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Mat-forming perennial; stems 30 cm or more long, spongy, with whorled feathery roots at the nodes. Leaf-blades flat, ovate-oblong, obtuse, 2.5-7.5 cm long, 12-20 mm wide, scaberulous above, smooth and glaucous beneath, rounded or subcordate at the base. Panicle triangular, 3-6 cm long and wide, the lower branches spreading or sometimes deflexed. Spikelets sessile or very shortly pedicelled with a long pedicel-like callus articulated with the panicle-branch or pedicel and falling with the spikelet; body of lemma up to 10 mm long, passing into the 10-12 mm long, scaberulous awn.
 
 
 
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