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Published In: Systema Naturae, Editio Decima 2: 846, 855, 1359. 1759. (Syst. Nat. (ed. 10)) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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General/Distribution: A genus of about 250 species, throughout the tropics but mainly in the New World. Represented in Pakistan by 3 species, one of them introduced.

 

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Annuals or perennials. Leaf-blades flat, linear to narrowly lanceolate; ligule short, membranous. Inflorescence composed of racemes, these digitate or borne upon an elongated central axis, rarely solitary; rhachis flat, narrowly or broadly winged, bearing solitary or paired spikelets, their lower glume abaxial. Spikelets orbicular to oblong, mostly plano-convex; lower glume suppressed, rarely represented by a minute scale; upper glume membranous, as long as the spikelet, rarely shorter or absent; lower floret barren, without a palea, its lemma resembling the upper glume; upper lemma ± crustaceous, usually obtuse, clasping only the edges of the palea. Caryopsis plano-convex.
 

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1 Spikelets with a ciliate fringe from the margins of the upper glume Paspalum dilatatum
+ Spikelets glabrous or minutely pubescent, without a ciliate fringe (2)
2 (1) Spikelets broadly-elliptic, obovate or suborbicular; upper glume papery, glabrous Paspalum scrobiculatum
+ Spikelets ovate; upper glume herbaceous, appressed puberulent Paspalum paspalodes
 
 
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