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Published In: Enumeratio Plantarum Omnium Hucusque Cognitarum 2: 205. 1837. (Enum. Pl.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus with c. 50 species distributed in Tropical Africa, Asia and Australia, represented in Pakistan by two species.


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Small annuals or perennials, tuft-forming. Stem obtusely angular. Leaves basal, short; sheaths soft, with ciliate mouth margin; ligule 0; blades narrow, thick, incurveded. Inflorescence a multiple spike; glumes spirally arranged. Flowers bisexual; stigmas 3; style constricted from ovary, base bulbous, persistent. Nut obovoid, triangular.

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1 Inflorescence a tight group of sessile or subsessile spikes. 1 Bulbostylis barbata
+ Inflorescence with elongated branches, a multiple spike or an anthelodium. 2 Bulbostylis densa
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