Botanical name: Ischaemum dalzellii Family: Poaceae (Grass family)
Dalzell's Muraina Grass is an annual grass with culms sharply rising up, or prostrate, 30-50 cm long. Ligule is an efringed with hairs membrane; 4 mm long; hairy on lower surface. Leaf-blade base with a false leaf-stalk; leaf-stalk 1-5 cm long. Leaf-blades 3-7 cm long; 7-14 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface hairy; hairy on both sides; with tubercle-based hairs. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Inflorescence is composed of racemes. Racemes 2; paired; 2-3 cm long. Rachis fragile at the nodes; semiround; fringed with hairs on margins. Rachis internodes are club-shaped; 3.5 mm long. Rachis internode tip transverse; cupuliform. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets are stalkless; 1 in the cluster. Companion sterile spikelets are stalked; 1 in the cluster. Flower-stalks oblong; 0.5 mm long; 0.1 length of fertile spikelet; fringed with hairs. Dalzell's Muraina Grass is native to SW India and Sri Lanka.
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