Isachne gracilis C.E.Hubb., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1927: 77 (1927);
India as per POWO;
Common name: Slender Millet

Annual herbs, culms slender, 5-25 cm high, erect or geniculate; nodes glabrous. Leaves 1-3 x 0.2-1.5 cm, oblong-elliptic, elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate, sparsely villous; ligules membranous or obscure. Panicles lax, 1-10 cm long. Spikelets globose, 0.5-1 mm long; lower glume oblong, c. 0.5 x 0.25 mm, chartaceous, faintly 5-7-nerved, softly hairy; Upper glumes oblong or ovate-oblong, 0.5-1 x 0.5 mm, chartaceous, faintly 7-9-nerved, sparsely hairy; first lemma ovate-oblong, 0.5-1 x 0.5 mm, chartaceous; palea oblong, 0.5-1 x 0.5 mm, delicate; second lemma obovate or orbicular, c. 0.5 x 0.5 mm, coriaceous, softly hairy; palea obovate or orbicular, c. 0.5 x 0.5 mm, coriaceous, softly hairy. Anthers 0.25-0.5 mm long.
Flowering and fruiting: August-December
Moist rocky areas in grasslands
Peninsular India
(Attributions: Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)

Isachne gracilis images: 7 images- 2 high res.
From Sushant More at Anjaneri, Maharashtra 422212, India





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