Digitaria longiflora (Retz.) Pers., Syn. Pl. 1: 85 1805. (Syn: Agrostis lenta Aiton; Agrostis triracemosa Roxb. ex Hook.f. [Invalid]; Anastrophus nematanthus Schltdl. ex B.D.Jacks. [Spelling variant]; Digitaria corradii Chiov.; Digitaria curvipes Mez; Digitaria eriolepis Henrard; Digitaria filiculmis (Nees ex Miq.) Ohwi; Digitaria flexilis Henrard; Digitaria friesii Pilg.; Digitaria hatusimae Ohwi; Digitaria longiflora var. elatior Hack. ex Henrard; Digitaria malesiae Ohwi; Digitaria oblongo-ovata Ohwi; Digitaria preslii (Kunth) Henrard; Digitaria preslii var. glabrata Henrard; Digitaria propinqua (R.Br.) P.Beauv.; Digitaria pseudo-durva var. minus (Nees) Miq.; Digitaria roxburghii Spreng. [Illegitimate]; Digitaria speciosa Henrard; Digitaria tenuiflora (R.Br.) P.Beauv.; Milium filiforme Roxb. [Illegitimate]; Milium radiatum Rottler ex Hook.f. [Invalid]; Milium triracemosum Roxb. ex Hook.f. [Invalid]; Panicum longiflorum (Retz.) J.F.Gmel.; Panicum parvulum Trin. [Illegitimate]; Panicum propinquum R.Br.; Panicum pseudo-durva var. gracillima Nees ..; Panicum tenuiflorum R.Br.; Paspalum argenteum Vanderyst [Invalid]; Paspalum bifarium Edgew.; Paspalum brevifolium Flüggé [Illegitimate] .; Paspalum filiculme Nees ex Miq.; Paspalum longiflorum Retz.; Paspalum nematodes Schult.; Paspalum preslii Kunth; Paspalum pubescens J.Presl [Illegitimate]; Syntherisma longiflora (Retz.) Skeels; Syntherisma pubescens Scribn.; Vilfa lenta (Aiton) P.Beauv.);
 

Annuals. Culms 10-40 cm long, slender, creeping or geniculate, rooting at the nodes; nodes glabrous. Leaves 2-7 x 0.3-0.7 cm, elliptic-lanceolate, rounded or shallowly cordate at base, apex acute; sheaths keeled; ligules ovate, membranous. Racemes 2 or 3, digitate, 2-7 cm long. Rhachis flat, c. 0.5 mm wide, winged. Spikelets solitary, 1-2 mm long, ovate-elliptic, shortly hairy. Lower glume absent. Upper glume 1-2 x 1 mm, ovate-elliptic, chartaceous, 5-9-nerved. Lower floret empty. Upper floret bisexual. First lemma similar to the upper glume. Second lemma 1-1.5 x 1 mm, ovate-elliptic, crustaceous, Palea 1-1.5 x 0.5 mm, elliptic, 2-keeled, 2-nerved. Stamens 3; anthers c. 0.5 mm. Stigmas c. 1 mm long.

Flowering and fruiting: July-November
Grasslands and open areas
Paleotropics
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)


 

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Digitaria longiflora (Retz.) Pers. SN Oct 31 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).
Digitaria longiflora (Retz.) Pers,
ascending grass found foot hill areas, Krishnagiri dt Tamilnadu


 
SK 2751 13 September 2020 – Grass : 8 posts by 1 author. 7 images- 5 to 7 mb each.

Location: Khadka Gaun, Kathmandu,  Nepal  
Date: 10 September 2020
Elevation: 1500m.
Habit : Wild 


Digitaria longiflora  


Thank you … Digitaria longiflora (Retzius) Persoon


 

 
 
 

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