Poor Indian Grass
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Poor Indian Grass
A Native Photo: Sushant More
Common name: Poor Indian Grass
Botanical name: Indopoa paupercula    Family: Poaceae (Grass family)
Synonyms: Tripogon pauperculus

Poor Indian Grass is an annual grass, 10-15 cm tall, slender, clustered. Leaves are 3-5 x 0.15-0.2 cm, minutely hairy on nerves above, hairless below. Spikes are 5-9 cm long, slender, lax. Spikelets 2.5-2.7 cm long (including awn); lower glumes about 0.25 cm long, oblong, hyaline, 1-nerved, tip with a short sharp point; upper glumes elliptic, about 0.3 cm long, hyaline, keeled, with a short sharp point. Poor Indian Grass is endemic to Western Ghats.

Identification credit: Shahid Landge Photographed in Ramghat, Maharashtra.

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