|Scientific Name||Eragrostis cilianensis|
Flowering class: Monocot
Culms loosely tufted, erect or geniculate, to 60 cm. Leaf-blades flat, 6-16 x 0.5-0.9 cm, glabrous, glandular on margins; ligule a ciliolate rim, to 0.25 cm. Panicles ovate-oblong, to 20 cm; rachis glabrous; branches and pedicels capillary and often glandular; pedicels shorter than spikelets. Spikelets narrowly ovate-oblong, 0.4-1.8 x 0.2-0.4 cm, breaking up from base, 8-60-flowered; rachilla breaking off above glumes. Glumes broadly ovate, 0.15-0.22 cm, subequal, acute, often glandular on keel; lemmas broadly ovate, to 0.28 cm, chartaceous, often glandular on keel; paleas obovate, to 0.25 cm, scabrid on keels, persistent. Grain subglobose, reddish-brown, to 0.06 cm.
Flowering and fruiting: December-March
State - Kerala, District/s: Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Palakkad
Slopes & exposed river beds. Tropical & warm temperate regions.
Uses: Good fodder