Schizostachyum pallidum (Munro) R.B. Majumdar

Habit

Height : 2cm

Length of Leaf : 2.5-12.5 cm

Breadth of Leaf : 1.25- 2.5 cm

Shape of Leaf : ovate- lanceolate

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Native to : Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya

Description of Inflorescence and Flower : pale terminal head about 2.5 cm diameter,supported by a leafy and broad, rounded, glabroussheath like bracts and consisting of many, long,aristate, empty glumes or sterile spikelets, with a few exserted fertile spikelets. Spikelets 17.5-20 mm long. Glumes empty, sessile or with a few empty bracts at the base,12.5-15 mm long, ovate, concave, ending in a 5 mm long awn, many-nerved, sometimes pubescent on the back belowthe awn; lemma similar but with a shorter awn; palea as long as lemma, thin, many-nerved, tessellate, closely 2-keeled,bifid-mucronate at the apex, hairy below the keels and the tip, rachilla protruded, short. Lodicules lanceolate or spathulate3-5-nerved, minutely papillose, pubescent, ciliate at the tip. Stamens exserted; filaments long; anthers long apiculate;ovary ovoid, lanceolate; style conical; stigmas 2, hairy

Flowering Reported : Gamble (1896,1835,1872,1878,1885,1886)

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998

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