Arundinella ciliata (Roxb.) Nees ex Miq., Nieuwe Verh. Eerste Kl. Kon. Ned. Inst. Wetensch. Amsterdam III, 4: 30 1851. (Syn: Arundinella agrostoides var. ciliata (Roxb.) Hook. f.; Arundinella anomala var. pilosa (Steud.) Honda; Arundinella holcoides var. ciliata (Roxb.) Jansen; Arundinella pilosa Hochst. ex Miq.; Arundinella pilosa Hochst. ex Steud.; Holcus ciliatus Roxb.);
Densely tufted annuals; culms 15-60 cm high; nodes bearded. Leaves 5-18 x 0.5-1 cm, ovate-lanceolate, rounded at base, glabrous; sheath rounded, covered with bulbous based hairs; ligule a fimbriate membrane. Panicle 5-25 cm long, congested; rachis and axis covered with bulbous based hairs. Spikelets 4 x 1 mm, lanceolate, pedicelled; glumes similar, 4 mm long, ovate, acuminate, 5-nerved; first lemma 2.5 x 1 mm, lanceolate, 3-nerved, empty; second lemma 1 x 0.5 mm, hyaline; awn 5 mm long.
Flowering and fruiting: October-November
Grasslands and road cuttings
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi
ANDEC11 Poaceae for identification : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
This beautiful grass adorned the hill slopes.
Looks ordinary in the photos but the dew on the grass made the hill glimmer in the morning.
It seems Arundinella ciliata (Roxb.) Nees ex Miq.
efi page on Arundinella ciliata
It seems to be Arundinella tuberculata
Yes. Arundinella ciliata
ANOCT03/03 Arundinella(?) sp. for identification : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Date: 25th October 2015
Place: Savandurga, Karnataka
Habitat: Scrub forest; on open hill slopes growing near small pools of water
Identification – Reg. RL2 : 3 posts by 1 author. Attachments (1)- 4 MB.
Id request for attached plants.
Location- Salem (Altitude- 3000 ft.)
Month – Dec, 2017
An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995- Details with keys)