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.
The Plant List Ver.1.1 India Biodiversity Portal RBG Kew: GrassBase – Arundinella metzii Description