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This species is accepted, and its native range is Oman, Pakistan to W. India.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Stolons present. Basal innovations flabellate. Culms geniculately ascending, or decumbent; 25-50 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blades 7-15 cm long; 2-4 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth, or scaberulous; rough adaxially; glabrous, or pilose; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes. Peduncle hirsute above. Racemes 3-8; digitate; ascending; unilateral; 1.5-5 cm long. Rhachis villous on surface. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 2-3.1 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded; obtuse.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 2-3.1 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded; obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; reaching apex of florets, or shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 1.5-1.8 mm long; 0.6-0.7 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scaberulous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 2-2.5 mm long; 0.8-1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scaberulous. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; laterally compressed; elliptic in profile; 2-3.1 mm long; cartilaginous; pallid; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma midvein eciliate, or ciliolate. Lemma lateral veins close to margins. Lemma surface glabrous, or pubescent. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma hairs 1 mm long. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 4-8 mm long overall. Apical sterile florets 3-4 in number; barren; in a clump; cuneate; 1.3-1.6 mm long. Apical sterile lemmas pilose; adorned on margins (above); awned; 1 -awned. Apical sterile lemma awns subapical; 3.5-6 mm long; 3-4 per spikelet in number.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; cuneate; fleshy. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; trigonous; 1.4-1.6 mm long. Hilum punctiform.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: Arabia. Asia-tropical: India.
Reference
Cynodonteae. Anderson.

Native to:

India, Oman, Pakistan

Chloris quinquesetica Bhide appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bhide, R.K. [s.n.], India K000245171 isotype
Bhide, R.K. [s.n.], India K000245170 isotype
Bhide, R.K. [s.n.], India K000245172 paratype

First published in J. Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 8: 311 (1912)

Accepted by

  • Bor, N.L. (1970). Flora Iranica 70: 1-573. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Cope, T.A. (1982). Flora of Pakistan 143: 1-678. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.
  • Cope, T.A., Knees, S.G. & Miller, A.G. (2007). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 5(1): 1-387. Edinburgh University Press.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.
  • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Bor, N.L. (1970). Flora Iranica 70: 1-573. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • Cope, T.A., Knees, S.G. & Miller, A.G. (2007). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 5(1): 1-387. Edinburgh University Press.
  • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.

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