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Chloris inflata

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(Purpletop Rhodes Grass)

FAMILY

Poaceae

Species

Chloris inflata

Common name(s)

Purpletop Rhodes Grass

Flower colour; life form

Grass to about 1 m tall.

Distinguishing features

Ligule usually hairy. Inflorescence of 2-15 spikes, purple; spikelets overlap in 2 rows on one side of the rachis; 3-4 awns per spikelet, at least twice the length of the spikelet.

Chloris inflata