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  Pak. J. Bot., 35(3): 279-282, 2003.

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A NEW SUBSPECIES OF DIGITARIA SANGUINALIS FROM PAKISTAN

SYED SHAHINSHAH GILANI, MIR AJAB KHAN* , ZABTA KHAN SHINWARI** AND ANWAR NASIM**

Abstract: A new subspecies with two varieties of Digitaria sanguinalis as D. sanguinalis ssp. pakistanica var. pakistanica and var. stewartii is identified. D. sanguinalis has spines on the whole nerves of the lower lemma while the new subspecies is found to have spines on the upper half margins of nerves of the lower lemma only. It is also a distinguishing character. The lower lemma of the spikelet of variety pakistanica is glabrous while that of variety stewartii is hairy.


Centre of Biotechnology, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan.

Department of Biological Sciences, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
COMSTECH, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Corresponding Author: shahinshah74@yahoo.com


   
         
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