Tripogon purpurascens Duthie, Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 9(1): 74 (1901) (syn: Tripogon hookerianus Bor ; Tripogon jacquemontii var. submuticus Hook.f. ; Tripogon submuticus Hack. ex Hook.f. );
Arabian Peninsula to N. Thailand: Afghanistan, East Himalaya, India, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, West Himalaya, Xinjiang, Yemen as per POWO;
Common name: Himalayan Fiveminute Grass

Densely tufted, forming tough clumps. Culms to 6cm, filifomr. Leaf blades 2-4cm, filiform (c. 0.3mm wide), inrolled, glabrous beneath, upper surface densely covered with short, appressed hairs and with longer cilia near margins; sheaths glabrous, with tufts of white cilia at apex; ligule c.0.14mm, truncate-fimbraite, with line of cilia (to 0.9) behind, at junction with leaf blade. Infl. 2.5-4.5cm, linear, spikelets scarcely overlapping. Spikelets purplish, c.4.4mm, floret 2. Lower glume c.2.2 x 0.3mm, narrowly triangular, symmetrical, very acute, keel minutely hispid; upper glume c.3.4 x 0.7mm, oblong-lanceolate, acute. Lowest floret: Lemma c.3 x 1mm, oblong-elliptic, apex minutely bifid,midrib minutely produced, not exceeding lateral lobes; palea c.2.6 x 0.5mm, nwrrowly oblong.
Flower: August
Steep gullies/ water courses (rapidly drying) on open, stony hillsides with poor grassland, 2200m.
(Attributions: H.J.Noltie in Flora of Bhutan, Volume 3 Part 2, 2000. Published by RBGE)

Tripogon purpurascens: 4 high res. images.

From Sushant More ji
from Masale, Maharashtra 421401








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