A new species of Trachys (Poaceae) from East Coast of Tamil Nadu, India

Ravichandran P.

Published on : 30-Jun-2013

DOI : https://dx.doi.org/10.22244/rheedea.2013.23.01.06


A new species of Trachys viz.,Trachys narasimhanii P. Ravichandran is being described. This species is allied to T. muricata (L.) Pers. and T. copeana Kabeer & V.J. Nair but it is dissimilar from them in possessing thin, long divaricate spicate racemes and loosely arranged two clusters of spikelets, each cluster with 2–7 spikelets which are non muricate.