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Schismus arabicus Nees

Synonyms

Schismus barbatus, Schismus calycinus, Schismus spectabilis

Common names

Festuca calycina, henaita

Extract from Wikipedia article

Schismus arabicus is a species of grass known by the common name Arabian schismus. It is native to southwestern Asia, and it is also known as an introduced species in the southwestern United States. It grows in many types of habitat, including disturbed areas. It is an annual grass with stems growing up to 16 centimeters long and lined with threadlike leaves. The short inflorescence bears spikelets under a centimeter long.

LinkSchismus arabicus grass in sand at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Location on mapsDukhan - Umm Bab Highway, Umm Bab, Qatar
LinkColony of grass Schismus arabicus in sand on roadside of Khawzan Road. Qatar, February 20, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar

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