Isachne kunthiana (Wight & Arn. ex Steud.) Miq., Fl. Ned. Ind. 3: 460 (1857) (syn: Isachne elatior Hook.f. ; Isachne kunthiana var. elatior (Hook.f.) Alston ; Isachne kunthiana var. eligulata Davidse ; Isachne kunthiana var. latifolia Hook.f. ; Isachne kunthiana var. srilankensis Davidse ; Isachne metzii (Hochst. ex Steud.) Henrard ; Isachne neesiana Arn. ex Steud. ; Panicum cuspidiglume Steud. ; Panicum metzii Hochst. ex Steud. ; Panicum obliquum Zoll. ex Steud. );
India, Sri Lanka as per POWO;
Common name: Deccan Millet

Geniculate perennials; culms 20-40 cm high; nodes thickened, bearded. Leaves 2-5 x 0.5-2 cm, ovate, acute, densely covered with bulbous based hairs; margins coriaceous; sheath glabrous or hairy; ligule a tuft of hairs. Panicle 5-8 cm long; branches smooth. Spikelets 2.5 cm long, ovate, acute; glumes similar, 2.5 mm long, ovate, acute, 7-nerved; lemmas similar, 1.5 x 1 mm, ovate, obtuse, concave; palea 1.5 x 1 mm, oblong; stamens 3; anthers 1 mm long.
Flowering and fruiting: September-October
South India, Sri Lanka and South East Asia
(Attributions: Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)

Isachne kunthiana images:  4 high res. images.
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Observed from Avalanche Range of the Nilgiris.






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