Trachys muricata (L.) Pers. ex Trin., Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg, Sér. 6, Sci. Math., Seconde Pt. Sci. Nat. 3(2): 189 1834. (Syn: Cenchrus muricatus L.; Cenchrus tripsaceus Herb.L. ex Munro [Invalid]; Panicum cenchroides Lam. [Illegitimate]; Panicum squarrosum Retz.; Trachyozus muricata (L.) Steud.; Trachys mucronata Pers. [Spelling variant]; Trachys muricata (L.) Pers.; Trachystachys geminata A.Dietr.; Tripsacum mucronatum (Pers.) Raspail [Spelling variant]);

Annuals, creeping, rooting at lower nodes, nodes densely bearded. Leaves to 10 x 1 cm, apex acute, base cordate, margin undulate on one side, densely hispid; sheaths to 6 cm, hispid; ligule membranous. Racemes 1-3, stiff, to 6 cm; rachis broadly winged; spikelets clustered, glumes, to 6 mm long, glumes and lemmas woolly, scaly, awnless, lower florets epaleate.

Flowering and fruiting: October-December
Sea shores and dry sandy areas
India and Myanmar
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi


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Trachys muricata (L.) Pers ex Trin.,
a grass found in the rain fed cultivated fields from Krishnagiri dt Tamilnadu


Request for id of the grass from Andhra Pradesh: 1 high res. image.

Trachys muricata


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