Dimeria avenacea (Retz.) C.E.C.Fisch.

  • Family : POACEAE
    (Grass Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GHAS FAMILY (घास फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : POACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dimeria avenacea (Retz.) C.E.C.Fisch.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grasslands
  • Comments / notes : A rare species reported by G.R.Rao et al from the granitic hilly slopes of Uttara kannada district.
  • Key identification features : Annual slender grasses to 15 cm long. Internodes of the rachis less than half as long as the upper glume. Racemes solitary; glumes coriaceous, upper glume 0.6 cm, shortly awned, tipped with long hairs, winged all down the keel and ciliate. lower glume 0.4 cm; awn to 2.6 cm long; callus 0.18 mm.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-December
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Thiruvananthapuram district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Rao G. R.et al, 2011, New plant records for Karnataka from Uttara Kannada district, J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. Vol. 35 No. 1 (2011); Gamble, Fl. Madras. 1713. 1934; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Dimeria avenacea. Downloaded on 1 October 2023.


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