Arundinella tuberculata Munro ex Lisboa, List Bombay Grasses 29 1897. ;
 


Annual herbs; culms up to 60 cm tall ; culm simple, erect, or slightly decumbent at the base; sheaths, leaves and spikelets densely clothed with white hairs, from a papilose or tuberculated base ; sheaths 5-7 cm long; ligule very small, consisting chiefly of hairs; Leaves 3-10 cm long, flat, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, rounded at the base, scabrous. Panicles 12 cm long; rachis angular, glabrous or minutely pubescent; branches or racemes alternate, 2.5 cm long or a little longer, the upper shorter. Spikelets ovate-oblong, geminate, both of the same size, about 8 mm long, including the awn-like point of the second glume. Outer glume chartaceous, acute, 3-nerved, nerves prominent and hairy; second glume chartaceous, broader, 5-nerved, hairy, specially at the lower part; 3rd glume obtuse, nearly equal to the first or outer glume, but broader and thinner; 5 indistinct nerves, glabrous, palea in the axil; fourth or flowering glume, a little smaller, thinner, transparent, with an awn arising from the top between two transparent bristles. The twisted part is brown, the straight whitish.

Flowering and fruiting: November-February
Grasslands
Peninsular India (Endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi


 
 
 
 
 

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