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Tree-Dwelling Lawngrass
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Tree-Dwelling Lawngrass
A Native Photo: Sushant More
Common name: Tree-Dwelling Lawngrass
Botanical name: Garnotia arborum    Family: Poaceae (Grass family)

Tree-Dwelling Lawngrass is a delicate annual grass with culms weak, 8-20 cm long. It often grows on branches of trees with mosses, or on roofs and rocks. Culm-nodes are bearded. Leaf-sheaths are hairless on surface, or bristly. Ligule an efringed with hairs membrane; 0.3-0.5 mm long. Leaf-blades are flat, or conduplicate; 3-7 cm long; 1.5-3 mm wide; membranous, surface hairless. Inflorescence is a panicle. Panicle open; lanceshaped; 3-8 cm long. Primary panicle branches bearing spikelets almost to the base. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets stalked. Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceshaped; laterally compressed; 2-2.8 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus velvet-hairy; base blunt. Tree-Dwelling Lawngrass is endemic of Maharashtra.

Identification credit: Sushant More Photographed at Tamhini Ghat, Maharashtra.

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