Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park, Ayurvedic Udyan, Sarita Udyan, Van Chetana Kendra
About Apluda mutica Plant :
Habit : A perennial herb, erector geniculately ascending at base, 30 - 180 cm tall, internodes are very long..
Leaves : 10 - 45 x 0.25 - 1.8 cm, flat, linear, lanceolate, petiolate, sheaths long smooth, ligule oblong, lacerate.
Variable or spikelets clustered on short peduncles, the clusters solitary or few or very numerous and arranged in elongate very contracted panicles; rachis slender, glabrous, bracts sessile or pedicellate.
Spikes longer or shorter than the bracts with rounded base.
Sessile spikelets 0.3 - 0.5cm long
Flowers : Upper floral glume 3 - 5 nerved, below the sinus, the lateral nerves arching and meeting the midnerve at the insertion of the awn.
Flowering and Fruiting time : August - December
Significance : It is considered to be a good fodder, especially for buffaloes when young and green.internodes are very long.