Angled-Stem Fimbry
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Angled-Stem Fimbry
P Native Photo: Sushant More
Common name: Angled-Stem Fimbry
Botanical name: Fimbristylis tetragona    Family: Cyperaceae (Sedge family)
Synonyms: Fimbristylis cylindrocarpa, Fimbristylis oxyrhachis

Angled-Stem Fimbry is an erect, clustered herb, 15-30 cm tall; stems four-edged, hairless. Leaves are reduced to bladeless sheaths; sheath laterally compressed, 1-3 cm long, keeled, straw-coloured, mouth oblique; ligule absent. Inflorescence is a single spikelet at branch-ends; bract absent. Spikelet is 7-9 x 4-5 mm, ovoid-blunt, brown; rachilla narrowly winged. Nut is 1-5.2 x 0.5 mm, oblong, biconvex, subcylindric, yellowish, stipitate, trabeculate with 7-9 rows of cells on each. Angled-Stem Fimbry is native to Tropical & Subtropical Asia to N. Australia.

Identification credit: Arun Chandore Photographed in Kalwa hills , Maharashtra.

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