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

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 50-200 cm long. Culm-nodes glabrous. Leaf-sheaths keeled. Ligule an eciliate membrane; acute. Leaf-blades 15-40 cm long; 5-10 mm wide. Leaf-blade midrib conspicuous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Synflorescence compound; paniculate; 30-60 cm long; lax. Inflorescence composed of racemes; terminal and axillary; subtended by a spatheole; enclosed. Spatheole lanceolate; 1-2 cm long; scarious. Racemes 1; single; cuneate; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 1 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis fragile at the nodes. Spikelets in threes (basal paired). Fertile spikelets sessile; 1 in the cluster. Companion sterile spikelets pedicelled; 2 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 both pairs arising at about the same level; subsessile; 6-14 mm long; equalling fertile. Basal sterile spikelet glumes pilose; lower glume muticous. Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; male; lanceolate; 4-6 mm long; as long as fertile; separately deciduous. Companion sterile spikelet callus linear; 1-1.5 mm long. 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 lanceolate; subterete; 5-6 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus linear; bearded; base pungent; attached obliquely. Spikelet callus hairs dark brown; 1-3 mm long. Basal sterile spikelets well-developed; 4 in number; forming an involucre about the fertile; with both pairs arising at about the same level; subsessile; 6-14 mm long; equalling fertile. Basal sterile spikelet glumes pilose; lower glume muticous. Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; male; lanceolate; 4-6 mm long; as long as fertile; separately deciduous. Companion sterile spikelet callus linear; 1-1.5 mm long. Companion sterile spikelet lemmas 2; enclosed by glumes.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 5-6 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus linear; bearded; base pungent; attached obliquely. Spikelet callus hairs dark brown; 1-3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes dissimilar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 length of spikelet; coriaceous; without keels; 9-11 -veined. Lower glume surface pubescent. Lower glume apex truncate. Upper glume lanceolate; 5-5.5 mm long; chartaceous; 2-keeled; 3-5 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret elliptic; 3-4 mm long; hyaline; 3-5 -veined; obscurely veined. Fertile lemma linear; 1-2 mm long; hyaline; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex entire; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn apical; geniculate; 15-30 mm long overall; with twisted column. Palea ovate; 0.5 mm long; hyaline.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Anthers 3; 2-3 mm long.
Distribution
Asia-tropical: India.
Reference
Andropogoneae. Sreekumar 1999.

Native to:

India

Themeda sabarimalayana Sreek. & V.J.Nair appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1989 Sreekumar, P.V. [69433], India K000245984 isotype

First published in Bull. Bot. Surv. India 29: 127 (1989)

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.

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