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Isachne meeboldii

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 30–45 cm long; 3–4 mm diam.; without nodal roots, or rooting from lower nodes. Culm-nodes glabrous. Leaf-sheaths 4–7 cm long; keeled; glabrous on surface. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades linear; 7–21 cm long; 6–12 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or hispid. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous. Leaf-blade apex acute.

INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence a panicle.

Panicle open; ovate; 7–13 cm long. Primary panicle branches 3–8 cm long.

Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels glandular.

FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets orbicular, or obovate; dorsally compressed; 2–2.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.

GLUMES Glumes deciduous; similar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 2.2–2.5 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 7–8 -veined. Lower glume surface glabrous, or pubescent; hairy above. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 2–2.25 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 7–9 -veined. Upper glume surface glabrous, or pubescent; hairy above. Upper glume apex obtuse.

FLORETS Fertile lemma orbicular; 1.7–2 mm long; indurate; without keel. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea indurate; 2 -veined.

FLOWER Anthers 3.

FRUIT Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; 1.5 mm long.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-tropical: India.

NOTES Isachneae. Patunkar 1993.

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