Paspalum dilatatum Poir.

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Synonyms:
Common names: Dallis grass (English)
Frequency:
Status: Introduced
Description:
Tufted, usually geniculate, perennial. Culms 40-120 cm high. Racemes usually 3-5, each raceme 4-11 cm long. Spikelets 2.8-4 mm long, ovate, yellowish-green, paired in 2-4 rows along the rhachis. Upper glume sparsely pilose on the upper surface, ciliate on the margins; upper lemma pallid at maturity.
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Habitat: Common on roadside verges, as a weed in lawns and flower beds, sometimes in wet habitats, such as marshes and ditches.
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Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
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Literature:

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 88.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 142.


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Flora of Botswana: Paspalum dilatatum
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Paspalum dilatatum
African Plant Database: Paspalum dilatatum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Paspalum dilatatum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Paspalum dilatatum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Paspalum dilatatum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Paspalum dilatatum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Paspalum dilatatum
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Ispot Southern Africa: Paspalum dilatatum
JSTOR Plant Science: Paspalum dilatatum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Paspalum dilatatum
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Paspalum dilatatum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Paspalum dilatatum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Paspalum dilatatum
Tropicos: Paspalum dilatatum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Paspalum dilatatum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=107070, retrieved 25 April 2018

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