Ganga Beardgrass
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Ganga Beardgrass
A Native Photo: Ankush Dave
Common name: Ganga Beardgrass
Botanical name: Pseudosorghum fasciculare    Family: Poaceae (Grass family)
Synonyms: Andropogon fascicularis, Sorghum fasciculare, Andropogon gangeticus

Ganga Beardgrass is an annual grass with Stems slender, erect or rising up, up to 1-2 m, many-noded, simple or branched below, nodes hairless. Leaf sheaths usually with tubercle-based hairs; leaf blades linear, 10-40 x 0.4-1 cm, hairless on both surfaces, margins scaberulous, tip pointed. Inflorescence is 4-13 cm, fascicles with up to 10 racemes; racemes composed of 5-15 spikelet pairs. Stalkless spikelets are 3.8-4.5 mm, yellowish or purplish; lower glume smooth, glossy, rough-finely velvet-hairy near tip; upper slightly longer than lower; upper lemma about 2 mm; awn 1.2-1.8 cm. Stalked spikelets are narrowly lanceshaped, male or barren, glumes sometimes enclosing hyaline lemmas. Ganga Beardgrass is found in Indian Subcontinent to S. Central China and Philippines, including the Himalayas, at altitudes below 1000 m. Flowering: September-December.

Identification credit: Manoj Chandran Photographed in Mandla, Madhya Pradesh.

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