Arundinella metzii Hochst. ex Miq., Nieuwe Verh. Eerste Kl. Kon. Ned. Inst. Wetensch. Amsterdam III, 4: 31 1851. (Syn: Agrostis fusca B.Heyne ex Wall. [Invalid]; Arundinella decomposita Janowski; Arundinella lawii Hook.f.; Arundinella pygmaea Hook.f.);
Annuals. Culms 15-100 cm long, creeping or geniculate, rarely erect; nodes sparsely bearded or glabrous. Leaves lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, 3-15 x 0.2-1 cm, rounded or shallowly cordate at base, glabrous or tubercled hairy. Sheaths slightly keeled, tubercled hairy or glabrous. Ligules membranous, truncate or lacerate. Panicles lax, 5-30 cm long. Spikelets ovate-lanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate, 2.5-3 mm long. Lower glume ovate, acute, 1.5-2 x 0.5-1 mm long, acuminate or aristate, chartaceous, 3-nerved. Upper glume ovate-lanceolate, 2-3 x 1 mm, acuminate, chartaceous, 5-nerved. Lower floret male or neuter. Upper floret bisexual. First lemma oblong-acute, 1.5-2 x 1 mm, chartaceous, 3-5-nerved. Palea elliptic, 1.5-2 x 0.5-1 mm long, delicate, hyaline, 2-keeled, 2-nerved. Second lemma ovate-elliptic, notched, awned, c. 1 x 0.5-1 mm, subcoriaceous; awn 4-6 mm long, column 1-2 mm long, palea elliptic, c. 1 x 0.5 mm. Stamens 3, anthers 1-1.5 mm long. Pistil very small.
Flowering and fruiting: October-January
Grasslands and open areas
Western Ghats (endemic)
identification no 201210sn2: ientification of grass
leaves type: sprinklets more bigger than 1st one
inflorescence—other information: this grass is seen in the open
Grass ID Please SN Nov31 : Attachments (4). 4 posts by 2 authors.
Wild grass near paddy cultivation area of Virajpet, Coorg, Karnataka
it seems to be genus Arundinella
It is looking close to Arundinella setosa Trin.