Ischaemum barbatum Retz., Observ. Bot. 6: 35 1791. (syn: Andropogon barbiger Steud.; Andropogon elatus Steud.; Andropogon esenbeckii Steud.; Andropogon geniculatus (Roxb.) Steud.; Andropogon gibbus (Trin.) Steud.; Andropogon lodicularis (Nees) Steud.; Andropogon meyenianus (Nees) Steud.; Ischaemum abrahamii Ravi, N.Mohanan, R.Rajesh; Ischaemum akoense Honda; Ischaemum barbatum var. hainanense Keng f. & H.R.Zhao; Ischaemum barbatum var. scabridulum Keng f. & H.R.Zhao; Ischaemum cylindricum Keng f. & H.R.Zhao; Ischaemum geniculatum Roxb.; Ischaemum gibbum Trin.; Ischaemum goebelii Hack.; Ischaemum imbricatum (Hack.) Stapf ex Ridl.; Ischaemum imbricatum var. pubescens Keng f. & H.R.Zhao; Ischaemum laeve Ridl.; Ischaemum lanuginosum (A.Camus) Keng f. & H.R.Zhao; Ischaemum lanuginosum var. enodulosum Keng f. & H.R.Zhao; Ischaemum lanuginosum var. erianthum Keng f. & H.R.Zhao; Ischaemum magnum Rendle; Ischaemum mangaluricum (Hack.) Stapf ex C.E.C.Fisch.; Ischaemum meyenianum Steud.; Ischaemum nodulosum Honda; Ischaemum nodulosum var. glabriflorum Keng f. & H.R.Zhao; Ischaemum rugosum var. humidum Keng f. & H.R.Zhao; Ischaemum sinense Keng f. & H.R.Zhao; Ischaemum tientaiense Keng f. & H.R.Zhao; Ischaemum vitiense Summerh.; Ischaemum wayanadense Ravi, N.Mohanan, Shaju; Ischaemum yunnanense Keng f. & H.R.Zhao; Meoschium barbatum (Retz.) P.Beauv.; Meoschium elatum Nees ex Steud.; Meoschium imbricatum Munro ex Hook.f.; Meoschium meyenianum Nees; Meoschium neesianum Arn. ex Steud.; Spodiopogon geniculatus (Roxb.) Voigt);
Tropical & Subtropical Asia to W. Pacific: Andaman Is., Assam, Borneo, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, Fiji, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Myanmar, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Northern Territory, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;
Common name: Bearded Muraina Grass

Annual or perennial herbs, culms 80-120 cm high, erect, tufted, nodes glabrous. Leaves 10-40 x 0.4-1 cm, linear-lanceolate, narrowed at base; sheaths slightly keeled; ligules ovate, 3-5 mm long, acute, membranous. Racemes 2, appressed to each other and appear solitary, 6-15 cm long; joints clavate-turbinate, 5-6 mm long, crustaceous or coriaceous. Sessile spikelets oblong-lanceolate, 6-7 mm long, awned; callus glabrous; lower glume ovate-oblong, 6-7 x 2.5-3 mm, acute, coriaceous, 13-15 nerved, with or without 4-6 side nodules, tip winged on one side, wing scabrid; upper glume boat-shaped or ovate-lanceolate when spread, 6-7 x 2 mm, coriaceous, keeled on dorsal side, minutely winged at apex, margins infolded, hyaline; lower floret male; upper floret bisexual; first lemma elliptic-lanceolate, c. 6 x 1.5 mm, shortly acuminate, delicate, 3-5 nerved, margins infolded, hyaline; palea elliptic-lanceolate, c. 6 x 1.5 mm, delicate, hyaline, 2-keeled, 2-nerved; stamens 3, anthers c. 2 mm long, cream coloured; second lemma notched, c.6 x 2.5 mm, awned, lobes acuminate, hyaline, faintly 5-7 nerved, awn 8-10 mm long; palea oblong, 4-4.5 x 1-1.5 mm, delicate, hyaline, 2-keeled, 2-nerved, sprinkled with wart like dots. Stamens 3, anthers c. 3 mm long, cream-yellow. Ovary linear-oblong, c. 1 mm long, styles c. 2 mm long; stigmas 1.5-2 mm, brownish. Pedicelled spikelets ovate-oblong, 5-6 mm long, awnless; pedicels obovate or clavate, c. 2 mm long; lower glume ovate-oblong, 5-6 x 2-3 mm, acute, coriaceous, 9-11 nerved, broadly winged on one margin, wing scabrid; upper glume boat-shaped, or ovate-lanceolate when spread, acute, c. 5 x 2 mm, coriaceous, 5-7 nerved, margins infolded, hyaline; florets male; lemmas and paleas similar to those of the sessile spikelet, but smaller; second lemma entire, awnless. Stamens 3, anthers c. 2 mm long.
Flowering and fruiting: October-January
Along banks of lakes and streams, also found in rocky habitats.
(Attributions: Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)

Ischaemum barbatum ? (Poaceae): 6 images.

Ischaemum barbatum ? (Poaceae)
Ambarnath, Maharashtra 2021 NOV
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