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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/16/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/16/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Sp. Pl. 333. 1753.
Description Annual; culms erect, up to 1 m. high or more; sheaths all longer than the internodes, soft, glabrous, auriculate, the auricles sometimes hispid-ciliate; ligule acuminate, mostly 1-2 cm. long; blades 20-40 cm. long, 1-1.5 cm. wide, acu- minate, scabrous; panicles 10-30 cm. long, narrow, dense, becoming top-heavy; spikelets oblong, 7-10 mm. long; glumes narrow, 2-3 mm. long; lemmas hard, ridged by the lateral nerves, more or less hispid, especially on the keel, awnless or awned, the awn variable.
Distribution Cultivated throughout tropical and warm temperate regions at low altitudes.
Specimen COCLE: Penonome, Williams 7I. CANAL ZONE: Rio Paraiso, Standley 29904. PANAMA: Pacora, Killip 4I98; Taboga, KilliP 4I50; Juan Diaz, Standley 30629. SAN BLAS: Puerto Obaldia, Pittier 4367.
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