Description of the genus
Perennials. Inflorescence of short racemes borne along a central axis; racemes terminating in an inconspicuous point or bristle.
Spikelets abaxial, dorsally flattened, ovate, often borne in 2 neat rows. Lower glume shorter than spikelet; upper as long as the spikelet; lower lemma resembling the upper glume.
Upper lemma crustaceous, as long as spikelet, acute; upper palea acute.
Worldwide: c. 40 species in the tropics
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Other sources of information about Paspalidium:Flora of Mozambique
(electronic Plant Information Center): PaspalidiumFlora Zambesiaca
web site: PaspalidiumGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for PaspalidiumIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): PaspalidiumKew Herbarium catalogue
: PaspalidiumKew Monocotyledon checklist
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Paspalidium.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=203, retrieved 19 May 2013