Paspalum polyphyllum Nees

Camargo Keller, Victor, Lopes Pereira-Silva, Erico Fernando & Hardt, Elisa, 2021, High richness, new occurrences, and threatened species in a savanna grassland remnant in the largest Brazilian metropolis, Check List 17 (2), pp. 507-549: 539

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.15560/17.2.507

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5465589

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03948D7C-FFCD-F51C-0F6B-DCEEFC70FD4B

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Paspalum polyphyllum Nees
status

 

Paspalum polyphyllum Nees   in Trin.

Figure 19H

Identification. Perennial tussock grass, 30–66 cm height, with rhizomes and a bambusoid aspect. Leaf blades lanceolate, plane, apex acute, 2.5–11.7 cm long, 0.2–0.6 cm wide, glabrous or densely covered with hairs on both sides, ligulate. Distinguished by its inflorescence with 1–4 alternate branches, 2.5–7.8 cm long, and its spikelets with white hairs on the margins.

Remarks. Relatively common species, occurring on native grassland and roadsides.

Brazilian range. Midwest, Northeast (BA and MA states), South and Southeast (except ES state) regions.

Material examined. BRAZIL – São Paulo • Franco da Rocha, Parque Estadual do Juquery ; 23°20′52″S, 046°42′24″W; 11 Apr. 2018; collection number vck284; HUFABC2149 GoogleMaps   .

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

Poales

Family

Poaceae

Genus

Paspalum