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Paspalum mucronatum Muhl. Cat. 8. 1813 ; Descr
Gram. 96. 1817.
Paspalum paniculatum Walt. Fl. Car. 75. 1788. Not P, paniculaium I^. 1759. Ceresiafluitans EHBot. S. C. & Ga. 1 : 109. 1816. Paspalum natans Le Conte, Jour, de Phys. 91 : 285. 1820. Paspalum Jlui tans Kunth, R^v. Gram. 24. 1829. Paspalum Frankii Steud. Syn. Gram. 19. 1854.
A branched floating or creeping grass, commonly rooting at the lower nodes, with broad flat leaf-blades, inflated leaf-sheaths, and numerous racemes disposed in panicles. Stems 1-several dm. long, generally stout, sometimes slender, glabrous, compressed, the nodes hirsute; leaf-sheaths much inflated, commonly strongly papillose-hirsute with spreading hairs, usually overlapping, compressed; blades 8-30 cm. long, 6-25 mm. wide, flat, glabrous, rough, narrowed at both ends; inflorescence exserted at maturity, commonly 1-2 dm. long; racemes 20-100, scattered, or sometimes apparently whorled, 1-13 cm. long, slender, spreading, the rachis membranous, 1-2 mm. wide, the apex acute, extending beyond the spikelets; spikelets singly disposed in two rows, elliptic, 1.2-1.5 mm. long and about 0.6 mm. wide, pubescent.
Type locality : Georgia,
Distribution : Virginia to Oklahoma, and south to Florida and Mexico.
- bibliographic citation
- George Valentine Nash. 1912. (POALES); POACEAE (pars). North American flora. vol 17(2). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
Paspalum repens: Brief Summary
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Paspalum repens, known as horsetail paspalum or water paspalum, is a species of grass native to South America, Central America, and North America. It is often called Paspalum fluitans, though this name is treated as a synonym of P. repens in Kew's Plants of the World Online database and the Flora of North America project.
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