Annuals or perennials; culms 30-120 cm high, stout and erect; nodes glabrous. Leaves 15-30 x 1-2 cm, linear lanceolate, margins and nerves scabrid; sheath slightly keeled; ligule 4-5 mm broad, membranous. Racemes 3-15 together, 5-20 cm long, sub-digitate; rachis triquetrous, scabrid. Spikelets with unequal pedicels, 3 x 1 mm, brown; lower glume minute; upper glume 2.5 x 1 mm, brown, ciliate along the nerves; first lemma similar to upper glume, glabrous, epaleate, second lemma 2 x 1 mm, ovate, nerves obscure; palea similar to lemma.

Flowering and fruiting: August-September
Moist deciduous forests and grasslands
Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi


Digitaria griffithii (Hook.f.) Henrard SN Oct 38 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3).
Digitaria griffithii (Hook.f.) Henrard (= Digitaria sanguinalis var. griffithii (Hook.f.) Rang. & Tadul.)


 
 
 
 
 

References:

The Plant List Ver.1.1
 WCSP  Grassbase  India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora  A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses By Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar (2014- Details) 

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