Alopecurus aequalis Sobol., Fl. Petrop.: 16 (1799) (syn: Alopecurus aequalis var. amurensis (Kom.) Ohwi ; Alopecurus aequalis subsp. amurensis (Kom.) Hultén ; Alopecurus aequalis subsp. aristulatus (Michx.) Tzvelev ; Alopecurus aequalis var. aristulatus (Michx.) Tzvelev ; Alopecurus aequalis var. brachytrichus (Ohwi) Ohwi ; Alopecurus aequalis var. fluitans (Parodi) Mariano ; Alopecurus aequalis f. fluitans Parodi ; Alopecurus aequalis f. foliosus Parodi ; Alopecurus aequalis var. fulvus (Sm.) Sond. ; Alopecurus aequalis var. macrostachys Podp. ; Alopecurus aequalis f. natans (Wahlenb.) Holmb. ; Alopecurus aequalis var. natans (Wahlenb.) Fernald ; Alopecurus aequalis subsp. natans (Wahlenb.) Á.Löve & D.Löve ; Alopecurus aequalis f. nigricans (Beckh.) Soó ; Alopecurus aequalis var. sonomensis Rubtzov ; Alopecurus aequalis var. violaceus (Hack.) Mariano ; Alopecurus aequalis f. violaceus (Hack.) Parodi ; Alopecurus amurensis Kom. ; Alopecurus aristulatus Michx. ; Alopecurus aristulatus var. merriamii (Beal) H.St.John ; Alopecurus aristulatus var. natans (Wahlenb.) Simmons ; Alopecurus brachytrichus Ohwi ; Alopecurus caesius Schur ; Alopecurus caespitosus Trin. ; Alopecurus diandrus Griff. ; Alopecurus fulvus Sm. ; Alopecurus fulvus var. amurensis (Kom.) Roshev. ; Alopecurus fulvus subsp. intermedius Blytt ; Alopecurus fulvus var. interruptus Erdner ; Alopecurus fulvus var. natans Gross ; Alopecurus fulvus var. sibiricus Krylov ; Alopecurus fulvus f. violaceus Hack. ; Alopecurus geniculatus var. amurensis (Kom.) Roshev. ; Alopecurus geniculatus var. aequalis (Sobol.) Fiori ; Alopecurus geniculatus var. aequalis (Sobol.) Paunero; Alopecurus geniculatus var. aristulatus (Michx.) Torr. ; Alopecurus geniculatus var. armurensis B.Fedtsch. ; Alopecurus geniculatus var. caesius Neilr. ; Alopecurus geniculatus subsp. fulvus (Sm.) Hartm. ; Alopecurus geniculatus var. fulvus (Sm.) Hartm. ; Alopecurus geniculatus var. muticus G.Schäfer ; Alopecurus geniculatus var. natans Wahlenb. ; Alopecurus geniculatus f. natans (Wahlenb.) Neuman ; Alopecurus geniculatus var. natans Guépin ; Alopecurus geniculatus f. nigricans Beckh. ; Alopecurus geniculatus var. paludosus (P.Beauv. ex Mert. & W.D.J.Koch) C.C.Gmel. ; Alopecurus geniculatus f. robustior Hack. ex Kneuck. ; Alopecurus geniculatus var. robustus Vasey ; Alopecurus howellii var. merriamii Beal ; Alopecurus howellii var. merrimanii Beal ; Alopecurus konradii Opiz ex Mert. & W.D.J.Koch ; Alopecurus paludosus P.Beauv. ex Mert. & W.D.J.Koch ; Alopecurus palustris subsp. fulvus (Sm.) Syme ; Alopecurus subaristatus Pers. ; Tozzettia fulva (Sm.) Lunell );
Temp. Northern Hemisphere to Andes: Afghanistan, Alaska, Alberta, Aleutian Is., Algeria, Altay, Amur, Argentina South, Arizona, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Krym, Kuril Is., Labrador, Magadan, Maine, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Northwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Newfoundland, North Caucasus, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Pennsylvania, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Québec, Romania, Sakhalin, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tennessee, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Ukraine, Utah, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia, Yukon; Introduced into: New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, South Australia, Victoria as per POWO;

Annual herbs, ca. 15-25 cm long, loosely tufted, creeping below culms, occasionally rooting and branching from lower nodes. Leaf sheaths smooth, glabrous, slightly inflated; ligule ca. 0.2-0.5 cm; lamina ca. 8-20 x 0.3-0.5 cm, linear, light green, soft, surface closely ribbed above, smooth beneath, scaberulous. Flowers in slender panicles, ca. 2.7 cm, pale grey-green; spickelets elliptic or oblong ca. 0.2-0.3 cm; glumes membranous, smooth, keels ciliate-hispid, lateral veins hispid on lower part, margins connate at base, apices obtuse; lemma equaling or slightly longer than glumes, margins connate below middle, apex obtuse; awn included within spikelet or exserted up to 1.2 mm, straight; anthers ca. 0.5-0.8 mm, orange-yellow.
In open places along roads, nalahas, swampy places; 1800-2500 m.
Indian Distribution: Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh.(Attributions: French Institute of Pondicherry as per India Biodiversity Portal)

Alopecurus aequalis for addition to the Databse: 5 images.
This grass was found growing near my native place in Kaithal district, Haryana..
Identity was provided by Manoj Chandran Ji..

I had collected it from my PhD area Harwan Kashmir in 1970, wish we had luxury of clicking every species. Here are herbarium images.
2 high res. images.





POWO  Catalogue of Life  India Flora Online  India Biodiversity Portal  Go botany  minnesota wildflowers  Wikipedia
Alopecurus aequalis sobolewski (Poaceae): A new generic record for the state of Rajasthan (Indian Thar Desert), Radhe Shyam, Amit Kotiya, Yogita Solanki , N.C. Aery- August 2020- International Journal of Botany Studies, Volume 5; Issue 4; 2020

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