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Common name

English: Feather Finger Grass

Mandarin: 孟仁草 (meng ren cao)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2596)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2495)

    Class: Liliopsida (387)

      Order: Cyperales (91)

        Family: Poaceae (72)(family description)

          Genus: Chloris (2)

            Epithet: barbata (L.) Sw. (4)

Synonyms: Chloris inflata Link, Chloris longifolia Steud., Chloris paraguaiensis Steud.

barbata => bearded, having tufts of long weak hairs

inflata => inflated, swollen

longifolia => having long leaves

paraguaiensis => from Paraguay

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

External links

Check for Chloris barbata at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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