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Paspalum nicorae Parodi
Family Poaceae
Paspalum nicorae Parodi APNI*

Description: Rhizomatous and stoloniferous perennials to c. 50 cm tall.

Sheaths usually glabrous, sometimes sparsely hairy, especially near the orifice; ligule 2–3 mm long; blade usually glabrous, sometimes sparsely hairy, to 3.5 mm wide.

Inflorescence of 1–3, erect or ascending, curving racemes 2–5 cm long. Spikelets solitary, sometimes paired in the middle of the raceme, in 2 irregular rows, 2.7–3 mm long. Lower glume absent; upper glume 3–5-nerved, with appressed hairs on the back; sterile lemma 3-nerved, glabrous, sometimes transversely wrinkled. Fertile lemma as long as the spikelet, punctulate-striolate.


Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Naturalized in the Casino district. Native of South America.

Presumably introduced as a pasture species but not eaten by stock.
NSW subdivisions: *NC
AVH map***

Text by Jacobs, S.W.L., Whalley, R.D.B. & Wheeler, D.J.B.
Taxon concept: Grasses of New South Wales, Fourth Edition (2008).


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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