Erect, tufted, rhizomatous perennials; rhizome short, knotty; culms 10-42 cm tall, slender, thickened at base, 3-sided, compressed. Leaves many, 8-26 cm long, 0.5-1 mm wide, slenderly linear, apex subacute, scabrid on upper margins; sheaths 1-5 cm long, straw-coloured. Inflorescence a single terminal spikelet, the lower most glume modified into a setaceous bract, 6-7 mm long. Spikelets 8-15 x 3-6 mm, ovate, acute, slightly compressed, yellow-green. Lower glumes distichous, lower 1-2 glumes empty, awned, the upper ones becoming more or less spirally imbricated, 3-6 x 2-4 mm, broadly ovate, boat-shaped, acute, mucronate, keeled, pale yellowish. Stamens 3. Stigmas 3. Nut 2-2.5 x 1.5-2 mm, obovate, trigonous, shortly stipitate, tuberculate, cream-white.

Flowering and fruiting: December-March
Wet grasslands and marshy areas
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi


Fimbristylis ovata (Burm.f.) J.Kern. SN34 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1).
Fimbristylis ovata (Burm.f.) J.Kern.(=Fimbristylis monostachya (L.) Hassk.), Fam: Cyperaceae,
wild sedge from Thiruvallur district of Tamilnadu



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Fimbristylis ovata (Burm.f.) J.Kern
Place: Chilkigarh, Jhargram, WB
Date: 28 May 2020
Habitat: grass field