Erect, tufted, non-rhizomatous annual herbs; culms 10-34 cm tall, slender, obtusely angular, 2-4-noded, pubescent. Leaves 2.5 – 9 x 0.3-0.6 cm, linear or linear-lanceolate, base rounded, apex acute, wholly pubescent, 3-5-nerved, basal leaves reduced to bladless sheaths; sheaths to 2.5 cm long; ligules 1-2 mm long, hairy. Inflorescence with 1 to 3 glomerulous clusters of spikelets; clusters 1-2 cm across, bearing 4-10 spikelets; bracts leaf-like. Spikelets 5-10 x 2.5 – 3.5 mm, ovate or oblong-elliptic, squarrose, pubescent. Glumes spiral, 1.5-2 x 1 mm, oblong-obovate, pubescent, 3-nerved; awn c. 1 mm long, recurved. Hypogynous bristles 3, scabrid. Hypogynous scales 3, c. 1 x 0.5 mm, longitudinally rectangular with 3-denticulate apex, base long-stipitate. Stamens 3. Stigmas 3, papillose. Nuts c. 1 x 0.5 mm, obovate to elliptic, triquetrous.
Flowering and fruiting: January-March
Marshy areas in grasslands and paddy fields
Cyperaceae from STR 101209 – NSD 127 : 9 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2)
This small grass is from Satpura tiger Reserve Hoshangabad
I think it is sp spe from Cyperaceae, photographed on 9-12-09
Experts pl id it
I have little knowledge in grasses but still trying is this Carex grayi?
Perhaps Fuirena ciliaris (= Scirpus), a sedge.
Yes I also think as Fuirena ciliaris (= Scirpus), a sedge as identified by …