Densely tufted perennials; culms 30-80 cm high; nodes glabrous. Leaves many, 15-30 x 0.2-0.5 cm, linear, mostly basal; sheath rounded, glabrous; ligule a narrow membrane. Raceme solitary, 20-30 cm long; spikelets 20 x 2-3 mm, linear-oblong, arranged in two rows; glumes subequal, ovate, acute, 1-nerved, upper larger; florets 20-40, all bisexual; lemmas 2 x 2 mm, broadly ovate, 3-nerved; palea 2 x 1 mm, obovate, 2-keeled, hyaline; stamens 3, anthers 1 mm long; ovary elliptic, styles 2, free; stigmas plumose.

Flowering and fruiting: September-December
Grasslands, sandy areas near streams, rocky hills and plains
Himalaya and India
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi

 … (Jade hullu in kannada); A common grass around mysore, Karnataka:



ANSEPT78 Poaceae member for identification : 11 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (5).  
26th September 2014
Bangalore outskirts

Attachments (1)

Superb photographs of a beautiful grass…. that much I know!

Paspalum distichum?

Nice pics … to me this is not Papspalum distichum though I cannot say what this is then..

Yes Sir, I have found the beautiful thread by …- efi thread.

The other upload (another thread ANSEPT80) by … is surely P. scrobiculatum.

…, this is possibly Eragrostiella sp. cf., until experts take care.

Eragrostiella bifaria

Eragrostiella bifari





Eragrostiella bifaria (Vahl) Bor SN Oct28 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3).

Eragrostiella bifaria (Vahl) Bor, wild grass from the hills of Krishnagiri dt Tamilnadu.



The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  Grassbase  India Biodiversity Portal  Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004- Details)

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