Cyrtococcum oxyphyllum (Hochst. ex Steud.) Stapf,  Hooker’s Icon. Pl. 31: t. 3096 1922. (syn: Agrostis minima Lour., nom. illeg.;  Cyrtococcum pilipes (Nees & Arn. ex Buse) A.Camus; Panicum hermaphroditum Steud.; Panicum oxyphyllum Hochst. ex Steud.; Panicum pilipes Nees & Arn. ex Buse; Panicum pulipes Müll.Berol., orth. var.; Vilfa minima Trin. ex Steud.);
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Tropical & Subtropical Asia to Pacific: Andaman Is., Bangladesh, Borneo, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Cook Is., East Himalaya, Fiji, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar (I), Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Niue, Philippines, Queensland, Samoa, Seychelles (I), Society Is., Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., West Himalaya as per POWO;
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Perennials or annuals; culms 20-50 cm high, slender, trailing or erect, rooting from lower nodes; nodes glabrous. Leaves 5-15 x 0.2-1.5 cm, lanceolate, cuneate at base, hairy along the margins; sheath keeled, margin ciliate; ligule membranous, truncate. Panicle contracted, erect. Spikelets 1.5 x 1 mm, with smaller pedicels; glumes sub-equal, lower one 1 x 1 mm, ovate, glabrous, upper larger; first lemma 1.5 x 1 mm, epaleate; second lemma 1 x 1 mm, 3-nerved; palea 1 x 0.5 mm, 2-nerved.
Flowering and fruiting: August-March
Moist deciduous, semi-evergreen and evergreen forests
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)
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ID KZD 04
1 image.
Please identify this grass from kozhikode district of Kerala 25/12/20


Check with Urochloa …, and any inflorescence close up,


Cyrtococcum oxyphyllum


 

 

References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  Flora of China  FOC illustration  India Biodiversity Portal  Kerala plants  Fact sheet

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