Eragrostiella bifaria (Vahl) Bor, Indian Forester 66: 270 1940. (syn. Catapodium bifarium (Vahl) Link; Catapodium coromandelianum (J.Koenig ex Rottler) Link; Eragrostiella bifaria var. australiana F.M.Bailey; Eragrostiella bifaria var. bifaria ; Eragrostiella coromandeliana (K.D.Koenig ex Rottler) Keng f. & L.Liou; Eragrostis bifaria (Vahl) Wight; Eragrostis bifaria var. australiana F.M. Bailey; Eragrostis coromandeliana (J.Koenig ex Rottler) Trin.; Eragrostis cretacea Nees; Eragrostis thraulostachys K.Schum. ex Stapf [Invalid]; Poa bifaria Vahl; Poa coromandeliana J.Koenig ex Rottler; Triticum bifarium (Vahl) Kuntze);
Ethiopia to Tanzania, Indian Subcontinent to Indo-China, Queensland: Andaman Is., Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Myanmar, Queensland, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Common name: Double-Row Lovegrass

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 from India Biodiversity Portal)


Grass week -Eragrostiella bifaria:
Please find attached photos of Eragrostiella bifaria (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.


Poaceae: Eragrostiella bifaria (Vahl) Bor: 1 high res. image.
synonym: Eragrostis bifaria (Vahl) Wight
location/date: Nandi Hills, Bangalore, Karnataka, July 1997



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