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Paspalum scrobiculatum L.
Family: Poaceae, Tribe: Paniceae
Common names: kodo-millet
Disseminule: Spikelet; disarticulation below the glumes.
Spikelets of 1 fertile floret and 1 basal sterile lemma. Spikelets orbicular to broadly elliptic or obovate, dorsally compressed, plano-convex, 1.4-3.2 mm long, 1.5-2.1 mm wide, completely glabrous. Lower glume absent; upper glume membranous or chartaceous, as long as spikelet. Sterile lemma similar to upper glume, 3-5-nerved. Fertile lemma indurate, dark brown, glossy, striate, convex, as long as spikelet, with margins inrolled, covering palea margins; palea flat, indurate, glossy.
Tropical and southern Africa, the Indian subcontinent to China, Southeast Asia, and Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands; also Japan and Korea; Brazil, United States.
Poor, thin soil, swampy ground; wet, open cultivated places, pastures, wasteland.
Paspalum scrobiculatum is a perennial tufted grass up to 100 cm tall. Propagation is by grain.