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W.D. Clayton, M. Vorontsova, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson

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Dimeria deccanensis

HABIT Annual. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 30–70 cm long. Culm-nodes bearded. Leaves mostly basal. Leaf-sheaths pilose; with tubercle-based hairs. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 0.5–0.9 mm long. Leaf-blades 3–6 cm long; 1.5–3 mm wide. Leaf-blade midrib prominent beneath. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough on both sides; pilose; hairy on both sides; with tubercle-based hairs. Leaf-blade margins tuberculate-ciliate. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence composed of racemes.

Racemes (1–)2(–3); paired; unilateral; 4–7 cm long. Rhachis flattened; 0.75 mm wide; ciliate on margins. Spikelet packing crowded; regular; 2 -rowed.

Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels reduced to a stump; flattened.

FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; compressed strongly; 3.5 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus square; 0.5 mm long; bearded; base obtuse.

GLUMES Glumes dissimilar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong; 3.25 mm long; 0.9 length of spikelet; chartaceous; much thinner on margins; 1-keeled. Lower glume primary vein ciliate. Lower glume surface scabrous; rough above; pilose; hairy below. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; coriaceous; with hyaline margins; 1-keeled; winged on keel; winged all along. Upper glume primary vein ciliate. Upper glume surface pilose. Upper glume apex acute.

FLORETS Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate; hyaline; ciliate on margins. Fertile lemma elliptic; 1.5–2 mm long; hyaline; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; geniculate; 8 mm long overall; with twisted column. Column of lemma awn 3 mm long; glabrous. Palea absent or minute.

FLOWER Anthers 2; 1.5 mm long.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-tropical: India.

NOTES Andropogoneae. Bor 1993.

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