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herbe creole, Hilo grass, muhsrasre, rehn wei, sour grass, sour paspalum, ti grass

Habit Plants perennial; stoloniferous.

15-80 cm, erect;

nodes glabrous.


glabrous, pubescent distally;

ligules 0.5-0.8 mm;

blades 7-23 cm long, 1.5-8 mm wide, flat.


terminal, usually composed of a pair of branches, a third branch sometimes present below the terminal pair;

branches 2.5-12.7 cm, diverging to spreading, often arcuate, persistent;

branch axes 0.2-0.8 mm wide, glabrous, margins scabrous, terminating in a reduced spikelet.


1.3-1.9 mm long, 0.8-1.1 mm wide, solitary, appressed to the branch axes, ovate, stramineous.


0.9-1.1 mm, white to yellow.


glumes absent;

upper glumes pilose on the margins, veinless or 2-3-veined;

lower lemmas glabrous, veinless or 2-3-veined;

upper florets whitish to golden yellow.


= 18, 20, 40, 80.

Paspalum conjugatum

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Paspalum conjugatum is native to tropical and subtropical regions of both the Western and Eastern hemispheres, including the Flora region. It grows in disturbed areas and at the edges of forests, and is sometimes used as a lawn grass.

(Discussion copyrighted by Flora of North America; reprinted with permission.)

Source FNA vol. 25, p. 572.
Parent taxa Poaceae > subfam. Panicoideae > tribe Paniceae > Paspalum
Sibling taxa
P. acuminatum, P. almum, P. bifidum, P. blodgettii, P. boscianum, P. caespitosum, P. conspersum, P. convexum, P. coryphaeum, P. dilatatum, P. dissectum, P. distichum, P. fimbriatum, P. floridanum, P. hartwegianum, P. intermedium, P. laeve, P. langei, P. laxum, P. lividum, P. malacophyllum, P. minus, P. modestum, P. monostachyum, P. nicorae, P. notatum, P. paniculatum, P. pleostachyum, P. plicatulum, P. praecox, P. pubiflorum, P. quadrifarium, P. racemosum, P. repens, P. scrobiculatum, P. setaceum, P. unispicatum, P. urvillei, P. vaginatum, P. virgatum, P. virletii, P. wrightii
Name authority P.J. Bergius
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