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Bahia grass (Paspalum notatum), also known as common bahia and Pensacola bahia, is a tropical to subtropical perennial grass (family Poaceae). It is identifiable by its prominent dual, V-shaped inflorescence consisting of two spike-like racemes containing multiple tiny spikelets, each about 2.8-3.5 mm long. This grass is low-growing and creeping with stolons and stout, scaly rhizomes. Stolons are pressed firmly to the ground, have short internodes, and root freely from the nodes forming a dense sod. The flat, tough-textured leaves are usually hairless, with blades 2-6 mm wide. They are flat, folded, and inrolled, tapering to a fine point. The leaf bases at the terminus of each rhizome usually have a purplish hue. Stems usually reach 20-75 cm tall. The terminal dual racemes are each attached to the top of a slender stem or with one slightly below the other. Infrequently, there may be a third present below the terminal ones. The spikelets closely overlap in two rows. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Paspalum notatum (Wikipedia)

A grass species producing pollen, which often induces hay fever, asthma and conjunctivitis in sensitized individuals. Paspalum has about 400 species. P. notatum is native to southern Brazil, Uruguay, northern Argentina, and northwestern Paraguay, and is found in most Central and South American countries.

Bahia grass is a significant aeroallergen, which can induce asthma, allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis. Copyright Copyright © 2006 Phadia AB. Source: ImmunoCap, ImmunoCap

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Bahia grass (Paspalum notatum)
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Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 美洲雀稗
Synonyms: 巴伊亚雀稗;巴哈雀稗;雀稗属
fr-CA French (Canada) Paspalum notatum
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Paspalum notatum
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Paspalum notatum
it-IT Italian (Italy) Paspalum notatum
Synonyms: Erba Bahia (Paspalum notatum)
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Paspalum notatum (Çim)
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Paspalum notatum
Synonyms: Гречка заметная (Paspalum notatum)
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Paspalum notatum
fr-BE French (Belgium) Paspalum notatum
Synonyms: Herbe de Bahia, g17