Annuals or perennials. Culms to 150 cm long, erect or straggling. Leaves to 20 cm long, 1 cm wide, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate at apex. Ligules membranous. Panicles open or contracted, upto 15 cm long. Sessile spikelets 0.25-0.4 cm long, hairy or glabrous. Lower floret empty, upper bisexual. Upper lemma 0.1-0.2 cm long, hyaline. Awn 1-1.5 cm long.

Flowering and fruiting: December-March
Peninsular India (Endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)


Poaceae / Grass: Capillipedium huegelii (Hack.) A.Camus syn. Dicanthium huegelii (Hack.) : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)

Another grass I have identified recently. Confirmation will be appreciated. It will be a new species for our group.
Occasional in SGNP.
My sightings have been in Sept-Nov period.
Densely bearded nodes.
Inflorescence: panicles, contracted
Confusion species: D. assimile, D. parviflorum

Capillipedium huegelii

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