Ischaemum afrum

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

  • Botanical Name : Ischaemum afrum (J.F.Gmel.) Dandy
  • Synonyms : Ischaemum pilosum (Willd.) Wight, Andropogon afer J.F.Gmel.
  • Common Name : Khev, Dodiu
  • 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 'NominaConservanda' because of their constant use for a long time.

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

About Ischaemum afrum Plant :

  • Habit : Tall, tufted, erect or geniculate herbs.
  • Leaves : Linear, flat, glabrous.
  • Flowers :
    • Racemes 2-3 fascicled, yellow-brown or brownish, pilose.
    • Sessile spikelet, lanceolate, with bearded callus, pedicellate spikelet, usually with shorter awn.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : September-January