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Microstegium ciliatum (Trin.) A. Camus in Annls Soc. Linn. Lyon, n.s. 68: 201. 1921. Bor, Fl. Assam 5:330. 1940; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 193.1960.

  • Andropogon biaristatus Steud.
  • Eulalia ciliata (Trin.) O. Ktze.
  • Eulalia monantha (Nees ex Steud.) O. Ktze.
  • Microstegium biaristatum (Steud.) Keng
  • Microstegium monanthum (Nees ex Steud.) A. Ca
  • Pollinia ciliata Trin
  • Pollinia ciliata var. seminuda Hack.
  • Pollinia lancea Nees ex Steud.
  • Pollinia laxa Nees ex Steud.
  • Pollinia monantha Nees ex Steud.
  • Pollinia wallichiana Nees ex Steud.

    Rambling perennial, extensively rooting at the lower nodes; culms mostly 60-120 cm long. Leaf-blades broadly linear to narrowly lanceolate, thin, 5-15 cm long, 5-15 mm wide. Inflorescence composed of 3-20 subdigitate racemes, each 3-10 cm long; internodes linear, slightly widening upwards, shorter than the sessile spikelets, ciliate in two rows. Spikelets narrowly lanceolate, 2.5-4 mm long; lower glume with a V-shaped median groove, usually scaberulous on the back, bearded with white or purplish hairs about the callus, stiffly ciliate towards the apex; upper glume strongly keeled, the keel thrust between internode and pedicel, commonly with a short awn-point 0.5-2 mm long; lower floret absent, or represented by a little oblong scale; upper lemma minute, 0.5 mm long, cordate, with an awn 6-12 mm long; palea an almost square hyaline scale; anthers 3, each 1-1.5 mm long.

    Type: Nepal, Wallich..

    Distribution: Kashmir; India to Burma, China and the Philippines.


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