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Eustachys paspaloides (100 seeds)

R14.00

10 in stock

Eustachys paspaloides. (Poaceae) Fan Grass, Bruinhoenderspoor. Perennial with thick horizontal or oblique rhizome, up to 80 cm tall, erect or ascending; leaf sheaths flabellate, in bunches at the lower nodes; leaf laminas 4.5–30 cm × 2–5(10) mm, abruptly acute. Inflorescence of 5–10 digitate racemes 6–8 cm long. Spikelets 2.4–2.5 mm long; inferior glume 1.6–2 mm long, ovate, boat-shaped; superior glume 1.8–2.4 mm long, oblong-elliptic, the awn 0.8–1 mm long; fertile lemma as long as the spikelet, ovate in profile, glabrous or sparsely pubescent on the body, ciliate on the keel and lateral nerves, emarginate, with or without an awn-point up to 0.8 mm long; sterile floret 1.2–1.5 mm long, truncate. Sowing: Sow seeds in summer in a well drained medium. Locality: Ex Hort. Harvest: January 2024