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This species is accepted, and its native range is India.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Culms erect; 20-40 cm long. Lateral branches ample. Leaf-sheaths keeled. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 1.5 mm long; scaberulous on abaxial surface. Leaf-blades 15-30 cm long; 2-4 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough on both sides. Leaf-blade apex attenuate; filiform.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Synflorescence compound; scanty. Inflorescence composed of racemes; terminal and axillary; subtended by a spatheole; enclosed. Spatheole lanceolate; 5 cm long; without tubercles; glabrous. Peduncle 2-5 cm long. Racemes 1; single; oblong; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 2 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis fragile at the nodes. Rhachis internodes linear. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile; 1 in the cluster. Companion sterile spikelets pedicelled; 1 in the cluster. Pedicels oblong; 0.5 mm long.
Sterile
Basal sterile spikelets well-developed; 4 in number; forming an involucre about the fertile; with normal internodes; subsessile; male; elliptic; 11 mm long; larger than fertile. Basal sterile spikelet glumes tuberculate; pilose; with grey hairs; scabrous on margins; lower glume muticous; lemmas awnless. Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; male; lanceolate; 8.5 mm long; longer than fertile; separately deciduous. Companion sterile spikelet callus linear; 1.5 mm long. Companion sterile spikelet glumes chartaceous; smooth; glabrous; acuminate. Companion sterile spikelet lemmas 2; enclosed by glumes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; subterete; 6.5 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus oblong; 1.5 mm long; bearded; base obtuse; attached obliquely. Spikelet callus hairs tawny. Basal sterile spikelets well-developed; 4 in number; forming an involucre about the fertile; with normal internodes; subsessile; male; elliptic; 11 mm long; larger than fertile. Basal sterile spikelet glumes tuberculate; pilose; with grey hairs; scabrous on margins; lower glume muticous; lemmas awnless. Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; male; lanceolate; 8.5 mm long; longer than fertile; separately deciduous. Companion sterile spikelet callus linear; 1.5 mm long. Companion sterile spikelet glumes chartaceous; smooth; glabrous; acuminate. Companion sterile spikelet lemmas 2; enclosed by glumes.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; subterete; 6.5 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus oblong; 1.5 mm long; bearded; base obtuse; attached obliquely. Spikelet callus hairs tawny.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes dissimilar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong; 1 length of spikelet; coriaceous; dark brown; without keels; 5 -veined. Lower glume surface concave; asperulous; glabrous. Lower glume hairs red. Lower glume apex truncate. Upper glume oblong.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret ovate; hyaline. Fertile florets female. Fertile lemma linear; hyaline; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex entire; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn apical; geniculate; 25-45 mm long overall; with twisted column. Column of lemma awn 12-25 mm long; puberulous. Palea absent or minute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Anthers 3; 3.5 mm long.
Distribution
Asia-tropical: India.
Reference
Andropogoneae. Bor 1993.

Native to:

India

Themeda mooneyi Bor appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1951 Mooney, H.F. [4064], India K000911697
Jan 1, 1951 Mooney, H.F. [4064], India K000245982 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 6: 451 (1951 publ. 1952)

Accepted by

  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.

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