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Dactyloctenium aegyptium (L.) Willd.

Synonyms

Aegilops saccharina, Cenchrus aegyptius, Cenchrus mucronatus, Chloris guineensis, Chloris mucronata, Chloris prostrata, Ctenium nukaviense, Cynosurus aegyptiacus, Cynosurus aegyptius, Cynosurus carolinianus, Cynosurus cavara, Cynosurus ciliaris, Cynosurus distachyos, Cynosurus macara, Dactyloctenium aegyptiacum, Dactyloctenium aegyptius, Dactyloctenium ciliare, Dactyloctenium distachyum, Dactyloctenium figarei, Dactyloctenium meridionale, Dactyloctenium mpuetense, Dactyloctenium mucronatum, Dactyloctenium prostratum, Eleusine aegyptia, Eleusine ciliata, Eleusine cruciata, Eleusine egyptia, Eleusine pectinata, Eleusine prostrata, Rabdochloa mucronata, Syntherisma aegyptiaca

Common names

Egyptian crowfoot grass, naeem al saleeb, rijl al hurbaiya, Najm

Extract from Wikipedia article

Dactyloctenium aegyptium, or Egyptian crowfoot grass is a member of the family Poaceae native in Africa. The plant mostly grows in heavy soils at damp sites. It is known as "පු‍ටු තණ - putu thana" by local Sri Lankaan people.

LinkEgyptian crowfoot grass (Dactyloctenium aegyptium) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
LinkReddish-brown spikelets of Egyptian crowfoot grass (Dactyloctenium aegyptium) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkEgyptian crowfoot grass (Dactyloctenium aegyptium) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, October 9, 2015
Location on mapsAl Wukair St, Qatar
LinkSpikelet of Egyptian crowfoot grass (Dactyloctenium aegyptium) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, October 9, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar

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QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.