Persian Pappus-Grass
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Persian Pappus-Grass
P Native Photo: Siddarth Machado
Common name: Persian Pappus-Grass
Botanical name: Enneapogon persicus    Family: Poaceae (Grass family)
Synonyms: Enneapogon elegans,

Persian Pappus-Grass is a clustered wiry perennial grass, 10-50 cm high. Leaf-blades are involute, rarely flat and then up to 4 mm wide, 3-18 cm long. Flowers are borne in a contracted panicle up to 18 cm long. Spikelets are 3- rarely 4-flowered; glumes sparsely hairy, the lower 5.5-10 mm long, 6-8-nerved, the upper 7-11.5 mm long, 6-8-nerved; fertile lemma, including awns, 10-13 mm long; uppermost floret 5-10 mm long; anthers 0.5-1.4 mm long. Persian Pappus-Grass is found in Africa, parts of Central Asia, India, Western Himalaya and parts of SE Asia. Flowering: May-June.

Identification credit: Siddarth Machado Photographed in Rayalseema, Andhra Pradesh.

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