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Briza minor is a species of grass known by the common names Lesser quaking-grass or little quakinggrass.

It is native to the Mediterranean Basin, and it is known elsewhere, including much of North America, as an introduced species.
It is an annual grass producing narrow clumps of erect stems up to 50 centimeters tall. The inflorescence bears several small cone-shaped spikelets, each hanging on a pedicel.
(From Wikipedia on 19.4.13)

Annual herbs; culms (5)-10-80 cm tall, erect or somewhat geniculate below, glabrous.
Leaf blades 2-20 cm long, 2-10 mm wide; sheaths entirely glabrous, the juncture with the blade long and narrowly triangular, the base of the blade extending downward as much as 3 cm as a wing on the sheath; ligule 2.3-6.5 mm long at the apex, extending down to merge with the hyaline sheath margin.
Panicle (1)-4-14 cm long, 1-12 cm wide, ovoid, the branches widely spreading at maturity, scabrous, usually bearing more than 20 spikelets, or as few as 5 in depauperate specimens, the pedicels pendent. Spikelets 2.9-4 mm long, 3.5-4.1 mm wide, triangular-ovate, greenish; florets 5-9; glumes 3-5 nerved, herbaceous in the centre, hyaline at the margins, the lower glumes 1.6-2.4 mm long, the upper glumes 1.8-2.7 mm long; lower lemma 1.6-2.3 mm long, 5-9 nerved, the palea about 2/3 as long as the lemma; anthers 0.3-0.7 mm long, yellow or purple; stigmas white. Caryopsis 0.7-1 mm long, 0.5-0.7 mm wide, circular to obovate-elliptic in outline, flat to slightly concave on the hilum side, strongly convex on the embryo side, free from the palea, the hilum punctate, subbasal.
Flowering and fruiting: September-December

Scrub jungles in the high ranges
Native of Meditterranean, introduced and growing wild in the high ranges

Grass from Ooty for identification 160311MK1: 4 images.
Please help to id this Poaceae member photographed at Ooty, Nilgiris in a garden floor.
Date: 24 Jan 2011; 12:00 PM

Size of the grass does not exceeds 1 feet
Spikelet not more than 1cm
Inflorescence: 10-15cm long

It is Briza or something close to it/

Indeed it is Briza but don’t know if media or maxima.
It is ornamental and found in many gardens and also wild here.

Can it be
https://efloraofindia.com/2011/06/17/briza-maxima/ as per his other observations one day after this, from the same place?

Briza minor. Both Briza maxima and Briza minor are found in Ooty.


Briza minor images: 2 high res. images.

Please find images of Briza minor from Avalanche, Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.

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