Canara Paspalum
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Canara Paspalum
A Native Photo: Sushant More
Common name: Canara Paspalum
Botanical name: Paspalum canarae    Family: Poaceae (Grass family)
Synonyms: Panicum canarae, Paspalum costatum, Paspalum miliaria

Canara Paspalum is an annuals grass with stems 10-30 cm high, trailing; nodes hairy. Leaves are 2-5 x 0.5-1.2 cm, ovate, pointed, heart-shaped and decurrent at base, densely hairy; sheath keeled, hairy; ligule a small ridge only. Flowers are borne in 8-15 racemes, axis covered with bulbous based hairs. Spikelets are 1.2 x 1 mm, usually paired at the basal part of the raceme; upper glume 1 x 0.5 mm, elliptic, 3-nerved, hairless. Canara Paspalum is native to India and Thailand.

Identification credit: Kumar Gosavi Photographed in Kaas & Amaba Ghat, Maharashtra.

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