Annuals. Culms 20-100 cm long, creeping and rooting at the nodes; nodes sparsely bearded. Leaves 2-15 x 0.4-1 cm, lanceolate, base rounded or narrowed, apex acuminate, densely or sparsely hairy; sheaths keeled; ligules membranous, fimbriate. Racemes 2, 3-10 cm long. Sessile spikelets 5-6 mm long, elliptic-lanceolate, awned; lower glume 5-6 x 1.5-2 mm, ovate-lanceolate, bicuspidate, coriaceous; upper glume 5-6 x 1.5-2 mm, ovate-lanceolate, shortly bifid and aristate; lower floret male; upper floret bisexual; first lemma 4-5 x 1-1.5 mm, elliptic, acute; palea 4-4.5 x 1 mm, oblong-lanceolate, 2-keeled; stamens 3; second lemma 4-4.5 x 1-1.5 mm, notched, awned, hyaline, awn 1-1.5 cm long; palea 4-4.5 x 1 mm, oblong-lanceolate, hyaline, 2-keeled stamens 3. Pedicelled spikelets more or less similar to sessile spikelets.

Flowering and fruiting: September-December
Margins of backwaters and grasslands
America, Java, Malesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Thailand, Taiwan,
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi

Ischaemum timorense Kunth SN Nov25 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)
Ischaemum timorense Kunth (I. zeylanicola Bor),
frequently growing grass in the open forest, from Virajpet area of Coorg, Karnataka




ANDEC02/02 Grass for identification : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Family: Poaceae
Date: November 2015
Place: Agumbe, Shimoga district, Karnataka

Habit: Herb
Habitat: Open grassland

Probably Ischaemum zeylanicum?

seems to be Dichanthium to me?

Ischaemum zeylanicolum


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