East-Himalayan Eye Grass
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East-Himalayan Eye Grass
P Native Photo: Momang Taram
Common name: East-Himalayan Eye Grass
Botanical name: Curculigo prainiana    Family: Hypoxidaceae (Star Grass family)
Synonyms: Molineria prainiana

East-Himalayan Eye Grass is a rhizome forming herb, with elliptic-lanceshaped, pleated leaves, up to 70 cm long and 15.5 cm broad, papery, entire, tapering. Flowering stem flattened, velvet-hairy. Flowers are borne in elongated raceme, up to 40-flowered, up to 15 cm long. Flowers are yellow, bracteate, bisexual, trimerous, 1.5 cm across. Flower-stalk is 0.5-1.5 cm long. Tepals are six, in two alternative whorls (3 in each), elliptic-lanceshaped, free, overlapping. Stamens are 6; filament very short, about 2 mm long; anther erect, dorsifixed, lanceshaped, dithecous, arrow shaped at base, 5-6 mm. Ovary inferior, 3-carpelled, style subulate, stigma capitate. Berry is pear-shaped, 8-9 x 4-5 mm. East-Himalayan Eye Grass is found in Arunachal Pradesh.

Identification credit: East-Himalayan Eye Grass Photographed in Arunachal Pradesh.

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