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Double-Row Lovegrass   
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Double-Row Lovegrass
ative Photo: Anurag Sharma
Common name: Double-Row Lovegrass
Botanical name: Eragrostiella bifaria    Family: Poaceae (Grass family)
Synonyms: Poa bifaria, Poa coromandeliana, Eragrostis bifaria

Double-Row Lovegrass is a densely clustered perennial grass with culms 30-80 cm high, nodes hairless. Leaves are many, 15-30 x 0.2-0.5 cm, linear, mostly basal, sheath rounded, hairless, ligule a narrow membrane. Flowers are borne in solitary raceme, 20-30 cm long. Spikelets are 20 x 2-3 mm, linear-oblong, arranged in two rows, glumes nearly equal, ovate, pointed, 1-nerved, upper larger; florets 20-40, all bisexual; lemmas 2 x 2 mm, broadly ovate, 3-nerved; palea 2 x 1 mm, obovate, 2-keeled, hyaline; stamens 3, anthers 1 mm long; ovary elliptic, styles 2, free; stigmas plumose.

Identification credit: Anil Kumar Photographed at Tharalu Estate, Karnataka.

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