Arundinella nepalensis Trin., Sp. Gram. 3: t. 268 1829. (Syn: Acratherum miliaceum Link; Arundinella acratherum Nees ex Steud. [Illegitimate]; Arundinella ecklonii Nees; Arundinella ecklonii var. major C.E.Hubb.; Arundinella glabra Hook. & Arn.; Arundinella miliacea (Link) Nees; Arundinella montalbanica Elmer [Invalid]; Arundinella nepalensis var. contracta Ohwi; Arundinella pilomarginata B.S.Sun; Arundinella rigida Nees; Arundinella ritchei Munro ex Lisboa; Arundinella virgata Janowski; Orthopogon agrostoides Trevir. ex Steud. [Invalid]);
Africa, S. Arabian Peninsula, Indian Subcontinent to Indo-China, N. & E. Australia: Angola, Assam, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Free State, Guinea, Hainan, India, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Myanmar, Nepal, New South Wales, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Oman, Pakistan, Queensland, Senegal, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Zambia, Zimbabwe as per POWO;

Tufted perennial with scaly rhizomes; culms 60-180 cm high, erect. Leaf-blades linear or convolute, 8-30 cm long, 3-10 mm wide, stiff, scaberulous, glabrous or hirsute. Panicle oblong, open or contracted, 10-40 cm long, the branches subsecund and densely spiculate. Spikelets lanceolate, 4-6 mm long, glabrous; lower glume ovate 3-5 mm long, acutely or setaceously acuminate; upper glume narrowly ovate, acuminate with an obtuse tip; lower lemma 34 mm long, obtuse; upper lemma ovate, 2-2.5 mm long, emarginate with a geniculate awn 4-6 mm long; callus bearded with hairs 0.5-1 mm long; palea with door-like flaps.

Flowering and fruiting: September-November
Grasslands and open areas
Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi)

Arundinella nepalensis Trin. submission AS10 November 2023: 5 images- 4 high res.
Here’s a grass species addition to the eFloraofIndia website.

Arundinella nepalensis Trin.
Nepal Reedgrass
Family – Poaceae
From Hamirpur district, Himachal Pradesh
Elevation – 800 m a.s.l.
Photographed in December 2018