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Dimeria mooneyi

HABIT Annual. Culms erect; 10–20 cm long; 3–6 -noded. Culm-nodes bearded. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface, or pilose; with tubercle-based hairs. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 0.5–0.9 mm long. Leaf-blades erect; linear, or lanceolate; 2–6 cm long; 2–3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth, or scaberulous; rough on both sides; glabrous, or pilose; hairy on both sides; with tubercle-based hairs. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous; scabrous; tuberculate-ciliate. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence composed of racemes.

Racemes 2; paired; erect, or ascending; unilateral; 5.5 cm long. Rhachis narrowly winged; flattened; 1.5 mm wide; ciliate on margins. Spikelet packing crowded; regular; 2 -rowed.

Spikelets ascending; solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels reduced to a stump; flattened; 0.5 mm long; ciliate; hairy at tip.

FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; compressed strongly; 4.5–6.5 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus oblong; 0.5–1 mm long; bearded; base obtuse.

GLUMES Glumes dissimilar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong; 4.5–5 mm long; 0.9 length of spikelet; coriaceous; much thinner on margins; 1-keeled; winged on keel; winged below. Lower glume surface pilose. Lower glume apex acuminate. 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 margins ciliate. Upper glume apex acute.

FLORETS Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret oblong; 3 mm long; hyaline; ciliate on margins. Fertile lemma elliptic; 2.5–3.5 mm long; hyaline; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; geniculate; 13–15 mm long overall; with twisted column. Column of lemma awn 5 mm long; glabrous. Palea absent or minute.

FLOWER Anthers 2; 1.75 mm long.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-tropical: India.

NOTES Andropogoneae. Bor 1993.

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