Monographs Details: Paspalum melanospermum Desv. ex Poir.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1969. The botany of the Guayana Highland-part VIII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 18: 1-290.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - BRAZIL. Amazonas: Rio Cauaburi, immediately above Barcelos, Maguire et al60054 (COL, F, H B , IAN, N Y , US, V E N ) .
Especially common in Amazonian America but reaching the West Indies (Martinique
and Guadeloupe) and Bolivia. It is a member of the Plicatula group of
Paspalum, species of which are characterized by cross-wrinkled sterile lemmas. From
the closely related species, P. plicatulum Michx., it can be separated by the annual
habit and fewer (3-6) and shorter (1-5 cm long) racemes.
Distribution:Brazil South America