Paspalum conjugatum P.J. Bergius
Family: Poaceae
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Steve Hurst  
Stoloniferous perennial, 30-100 cm or more tall; culms sometimes decumbent at base, simple or sparingly branched, glabrous; stolons long, leafy. Sheaths longer than the internodes, pubescent on collar, ciliate; blades 8-17 cm long, 5-15 mm wide, usually sparsely pubescent throughout, the margins scabrous or ciliate. Inflorescences terminal, or 2 (rarely 3) racemes (conjugate or nearly so), 7-16 cm long; rachis winged, the margins scabrid; spikelets ovate, 1.4-2.2 mm long, solitary, short-pedicellate, plano-convex, long-ciliate; first glume and sterile lemma covering fruit. Fruits plano-convex, ovate, 1.4-2.2 mm long. Croat 5854. Common to locally abundant in clearings. Apparently flowering all year, especially during the late dry season and throughout the rainy season. Fruits are dispersed by birds and by passing animals, attaching themselves by the long vinous trichomes on the margin of the spikelet. Ridley (1930) reported the trichomes to be coated with a viscous substance.
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Forest & Kim Starr  
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Forest & Kim Starr  
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Forest & Kim Starr  
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Forest & Kim Starr  
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Marie Fourdrigniez  
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Enrique Moreno & David Roubik  
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