Paspalum canarae (Steud.) Veldkamp, Blumea 21: 72 1973. (Syn: Panicum canarae Steud.; Panicum canarae var. fimbriatum Bor; Paspalum canarae var. fimbriatum (Bor) Veldkamp; Paspalum compactum var. fimbriatum Bor; Paspalum costatum Hochst. ex Steud. [Invalid]; Paspalum miliaria C.Muell.);
Annuals; culms 10-30 cm high, trailing; nodes hairy. Leaves 2-5 x 0.5-1.2 cm, ovate, acute, cordate and decurrent at base, densely hairy; sheath keeled, hairy; ligule a small ridge only. Racemes 8-15, rachis covered with bulbous based hairs. Spikelets 1.2 x 1 mm, usually paired at the basal part of the raceme; upper glume 1 x 0.5 mm, elliptic, 3-nerved, glabrous; first lemma 1.2 x 1 mm, 3-nerved; second lemma 1 x 0.9 mm, nerveless, crustaceous; palea similar to lemma.
Flowering and fruiting: October-December
Endemic to Peninsular India
(From India Biodiversity Portal –
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Herb photographed at “Kulang Fort” Ghoti- Igatpuri range. (20/09/09).
… has earlier identified this as Paspalum canarae. Sharing the photographs of this plant..