Chrysopogon nodulibarbis

POACEAE

Flowering & Fruiting: Dec-Feb

Habitat: High altitude Grassland

Distribution: South India & Sri Lanka

Description

Perennials; culms 80-150 cm high; nodes glabrous. Leaves usually collected at base, 20-30 x 0.4-1 cm, linear-lanceolate; sheath sharply keeled; ligule a fimbriate membrane. Panicle 10-20 cm long, lax with few spikelets. Sessile spikelets 6-8 mm long; lower glume 6 x 1.5 mm with two lines of bristles on dorsal side near the margins; upper glume similar but not with bristles; second lemma delicate, 1-nerved; awn 40 mm long; anthers 3 mm long. Pedicelled spikelets to 14 mm long; glumes unequal, awnless; upper floret male; lemmas awnless.

Citation

Chrysopogon nodulibarbis (Steud.) Henrard, Blumea 4: 543. 1941.

 

Andropogon nodulibarbis Steud., Syn. Pl. Glum. 1: 396. 1854.

 

Andropogon zeylanicus Nees ex Steud., Syn. Pl. Glum. 1: 397. 1854; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 192. 1896.

 

Chrysopogon zeylanicus (Nees ex Steud.) Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 366. 1864; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1739(1205). 1934; Sreek. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Kerala Grasses 65. 1991; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram  532. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 40. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 83. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 516. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 342. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 387. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 567. 2005.