Konkan Muraina Grass
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Konkan Muraina Grass
A Native Photo: Sushant More
Common name: Konkan Muraina Grass
Botanical name: Ischaemum impressum    Family: Poaceae (Grass family)

Konkan Muraina Grass is an annual grass with stems clustered, branched, 40-60 cm tall; nodes hairless. Lleaves are pointed; blade flat, lanceshaped, 6-10 x 0.5-1.3 cm, narrowed at base, pointed at tip, margin rough; leaf-stalk absent. Flower racemes are 2, appressed to each other and appears solitary; axis club-shaped, 4-5 mm long, bristly along the margin; callus short, beared. Stalkless spikelets are oblong-lanceshaped, 5.5-6.5 mm long awned; lower glumes 5.5-5.8 mm long, papery below. Stalked spikelets are oblong-lanceshaped, 5-5.5 mm long. Konkan Muraina Grass is found in the Konkan region of Western Ghats, down south to Kerala. Flowering: September-December.

Identification credit: Sushant More Photographed in Satara, Maharashtra.

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