Invasive Alien Species
Species Name: Chloris barbata
- Family Name:
- Chloris inflata Link.
C. longifolia Steud.
- Tropical America
- Perennial grass, 60-90 cm tall. Stem tufted, erect sotimes bent at the base, smooth, usually flattened at the base, rooting at the lower nodes. Leaves flat 5-30 cm x 1-2 mm, some tufted at the base of the stem; sheath smooth, closely over-lapping; ligule a very short ciliolate rim. Inflorescence of terminal, 5-15 digitate spikes, 2-8 cm long densely clustered, puplish; spikelets awned, plump, densely overlapping, 3-4 flowered, the lowest with a bisexual floret and the upper one reduced to small, awned, empty lemmas; the axis of the spikelet jointed above the two basal narrow glumes. Caryopsis pale brown, tapering at both ends, 1-1.5 mm long, enclosed within persistent lemma and palea.
- Invaded Habitat:
- In dry land field crops; in open dry waste ground; by the roadside, railway embarkments, border of plantations.
dry and sunny localities, on loam and sand, ruderal; salt-resistant.
- Found at the dry and sunny localities, on loam and sand, ruderal; salt-resistant. This hardy plant can produce many tillers and is a strong competitor in crops
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