Themeda triandra

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

  • Botanical Name : Themeda triandra Forssk.
  • Plant Family : Poaceae (Gramineae)
  • According to the Rules of ICBN the names of the families should end in -aceae. Thus the new name for the family Gramineae became Poaceae. However, the name Gramineae is also exempted and conserved under 'Nomina Conservanda' because of their constant use for a long time.

  • Plant Form : Grasses
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park

About Themeda triandra Plant :

  • Habit : A tall, perennial herbs, erect or geniculately ascending.
  • Leaves : Linear, flat, scabrid above and on margins.
  • Inflorescence and Flowers :
    • Panicles 5-13 cm long, racemes clustered, involucral spikelets male, sessile.
    • Bisexual spikelet solitary, linear-oblong, awn 3.5-4.7 cm long, dark-brown or purplish-brown.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : August - November
  • Significance : Throughout, common, often gregarious.