Themeda tremula (Nees ex Steud.) Hack., Monogr. Phan. 6: 667 1889. (Syn: Androscepia tremula (Nees ex Steud.) Andersson; Anthistiria thwaitesii Hook.f.; Anthistiria tremula Nees ex Steud.; Anthistiria tremula var. brunnea Hook.f.; Anthistiria tremula var. thwaitesii (Hook.f.) Hook.f.; Themeda thwaitesii (Hook.f.) A.Camus; Themeda tremula var. brunnea (Hook.f.) Senaratna);
Perennials; culms tufted, 60-100 cm high, slender, pinkish. Leaves 10-20 x 0.4-1 cm, lanceolate, cordate at base, glabrous; sheath keeled, covered with tubercled hairs; ligule 4 mm long, membranous. Panicle 10-25 cm long; spathes brown, covered with bulbous based hairs. Racemes clustered. Involucral spikelets 4, 7-9 mm long; glumes covered with bulbous based hairs. Pedicelled spikelets 3 in a raceme, similar to involucral spikelets. Bisexual spikelets 4 x 1 mm, lanceolate; lower glume with a longitudinal slit on dorsal surface, apex truncate; second lemma epaleate, awned, awn up to 3 cm long.
Flowering and fruiting: September-December
South India and Sri Lanka
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi
Themeda tremula (Nees ex Steud.) Hack. SN Dec18 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
Themeda tremula (Nees ex Steud.) Hack,
wild grass from Siddhapur area of Karnataka
Will appreciate seeing close-up of spikelet, if available, and date/ month of observation.
Am also attaching images of what I think is Themeda tremula (but not sure), December 13, 2014.
It is 18/12/2014. better available image is attached. Attachments (1)