Pitscale Grass
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Pitscale Grass
A Native Photo: Ashutosh Sharma
Common name: Pitscale Grass
Botanical name: Hackelochloa granularis    Family: Poaceae (Grass family)
Synonyms: Cenchrus granularis, Manisuris granularis,

Pitscale Grass is an annual grass with stems 5-100 cm high, erect. Leaf-blades are linear-lanceshaped, 2-15 cm long, 4-12 mm wide, coarsely bristly, somewhat stem-clasping. Flowers are borne in racemes 5-15 mm. long. Stalkless spikelet are 1 mm long; upper glume narrowly crested at the tip. Stalked spikelets are 1.5-2.5 mm long. Pitscale Grass is a weed of disturbed soils around habitations and old farmland, found throughout the tropical world at altitudes up to 2100 m. Flowering: June-October.

Identification credit: Ashutosh Sharma Photographed in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh.

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