Apluda mutica L., Sp. Pl. 82 1753. (Syn: Andropogon aristatus (L.) Raspail [Illegitimate]; Andropogon glaucus Retz.; Andropogon involucratus J.Koenig ex Steud. [Invalid]; Apluda aristata L. ..; Apluda blatteri Sur; Apluda ciliata Andersson; Apluda communis Nees & Arn.; Apluda communis Nees; Apluda cumingii Buse; Apluda geniculata Roxb.; Apluda gigantea Spreng.; Apluda glauca Schreb.; Apluda humilis Kunth; Apluda inermis Regel; Apluda kobila Buch.-Ham. ex Nees [Invalid]; Apluda microstachya Nees; Apluda mucronata Steud.; Apluda mutica subsp. aristata (L.) Babu …..; Apluda pedicellata Buse; Apluda rostrata Arn. & Nees; Apluda scabra Andersson; Apluda varia Hack. [Illegitimate] ……; Apluda villosa Schreb.; Calamina gigantea P.Beauv.; Calamina humilis J.Presl; Calamina mutica (L.) P.Beauv.; Tripsacum giganteum (P.Beauv.) Raspail; Xerochloa latifolia Hassk.);
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Mauritian Grass • Hindi: Tachula, Tachhila, Pongta, Poleda, Bhongta, Bhongla • Kannada: Akku hullu, Kaadu hanchi hullu;
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Large annual or Perennial, 30-300 cm high grass. Culms scandent, or decumbent, or prostrate; rooting from lower nodes. Leaf-blade base tapering to the midrib;
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This is one of the few grasses with tapering leaf base sometimes almost into a petiole. This character in combination with clusters of three spikelets each within spathes occurs only in Apluda mutica;
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Apluda has only one species, viz., mutica. However, several authors have published different species and varieties of Apluda, like A.aristata, A.varia, etc. However, Apluda is a very variable species found in all sizes and forms of all parts and distributed from the sea shores till the Himalayan heights. On observing several collections of Apluda from all over the sub continent, it is definite that there is only a single species, Apluda mutica;
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Grass for ID: VG-2 : 08-10-2012 : Mumbai:
Please help to identify this grass, it is around 4 – 5 feet tall and is flowering now. Photographed in Nahur, Mumbai.


Its Apluda species …


in Apluda, is there any other species except mutica ???????


Yes. It is Apluda mutica. Apluda has only one species, viz., mutica. However, several authors have published different species and varieties of Apluda, like A.aristata, A.varia, etc. However, Apluda is a very variable species found in all sizes and forms of all parts and distributed from the sea shores till the Himalayan heights. On observing several collections of Apluda from all over the sub continent, it is definite that there is only a single species, Apluda mutica.


Also congratulations … for these extremely good photographs.



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grass Apluda ? Hooghly 29-11-12 sk: Attaching pics of a grass found on roadside.

Species : Apluda mutica Linn, ???
H & H : slim grass, about 2.5 ft high, excluding prostrate part of similar length; stem seems to be glabrous; no hair found on leaves or leaf-sheath; leaves about 15cm or longer x 5mm
Date : 28/11/12, 9.55 a.m.
Place : Hooghly

Yes it is Apluda mutica. This is one of the few grasses with tapering leaf base sometimes almost into a petiole. This character in combination with clusters of three spikelets each within spathes occurs only in Apluda mutica.


 


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Plz id this grass: pa81 – 9jan2013:
Plz id this grass from Yeoor region. It is around 6 to 7 feet height. The leaves are dry now. Photos of the flowers are attached.


Apluda mutica


 


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Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Poaceae- Apluda mutica from STR (nsd-3) :  3 images. 3 posts by 2 authors.
Apluda mutica
Large annual or Perennial, 30-300 cm high grass. Culms scandent, or decumbent, or prostrate; rooting from lower nodes. Leaf-blade base tapering to the midrib.
Photograph in Satpura Tiger Reserve Hoshangabad M.P.


Nice uploads … I tend to get confused between Apluda and Themeda. May be I have some in my collection.


We have three species of Themeda in M.P., I will post them some time later.



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Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Poaceae : Apluda mutica? by sk02 :  8 images. 3 posts by 2 authors.
Is this the same Apluda mutica L. as in my earlier upload? This one is much taller.
Date & Place : 17/Dec/2012; Hooghly


Yes it is. Apluda mutica is a highly variable species.


 

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Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Poaceae : Apluda mutica from Panipat BS11: Attachments (4). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Apluda mutica from Panipat
pls validate


Yes it is Apluda mutica


 


 

Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: SMP13 Pune for ID :  Attachments (2).  3 posts by 3 authors.
Trying to post some images with inadequate data. Hoping to get to near ID so that I can study further.

Apluda mutica ?…


Yes, Apluda mutica


 

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Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Poaceae- Themeda? from Chakrata for ID-GS108 :1 correct image. 3 posts by 2 authors.
Photographed from Chakrata growing along roadsides. Pl. help in ID.


P1120597 is Apluda mutica (kindly see the leaf base narrowing into almost a petiole).
The other photo DSC01335 is Cymbopogon martinii (see the cordate leaf base)


 

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Apluda glauca: I’d confirm : 4 posts by 1 author. Attachments (1)- 4 Mb.

APLUDA MUTICA

Yes. It is. But Apluda mutica L. is the accepted name.



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030619AB2 ID : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)- 456 kb.

Identification, please. 

Date/Time- November 4, 2017; 08:51 AM

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Eastern Melghat, 21°17.483′ N, 77°22.530′ E

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild

Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-  Herb; Grass

Height/Length- Upto 0.5’ Height


Apluda sp of Poaceae to me.

Apluda mutica?
Wiki says A. mutica is the only known species in this genus.

Is this Apluda mutica?

Yes it is Apluda mutica


 




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ID requested for unknown grasses : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3) – around 900 kb each.
I am sending herewith some images for identification purposes.  Inflorescence started from this running month.
Location: Amarabati Road, Madhyamgram, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India
Images captured date: September 2020
(Note: Borbo cinnara Hesperiidae butterfly feeding on this grasses leaves.)

Apluda mutica


Apluda mutica



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Need help with grass id (Apluda 2? : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Bhopal; black soil October 2nd

Apluda mutica


 


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Need help with grasses id (Apluda?) : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
BHopal; Black soil; October 2nd;

Yes, it’s Apluda, check with mutica,


Apluda mutica



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SK 2781 15 October 2020 – Grass : 7 posts by 2 authors. 5 images- 7 mb each.
Location: Badikhel, Lalitpur
Date: 19 September 2020
Elevation: 1743 m.
Habit : Wild

Apluda


Only one sp. listed n Nepal : Apluda mutica L.
Nepali Names : डाक्ले खर Daakle Khar / डाक्ले झार Daakle Jhaar


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SD042 Grass ID : 8 posts by 3 authors. 2 images- 1 & 2 mb each.
Pls help with grass ID.
Found in Delhi ridge

Apluda mutica L. ??


Apluda mutica


 


Grass for ID : Nasik : 26NOV20 : AK-28 : 2 images.
A wild grass seen in Nasik.

Apluda


Apluda mutica?

Apluda mutica


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Grass for ID : Nasik : 27NOV20 : AK-29 : 3 images.
Wild grass seen at a different location in Nasik.
Not sure whether this is also Apluda mutica.

Yes it is Apluda mutica. You can also see the narrowed leaf base almost like a petiole.


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Apluda


Thanks … The pink color was new to me.


Apluda mutica


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Grass for ID : Nasik : 02OCT21 : AK – 006: 3 images.
Wild grass seen in Nasik last month (2.10.21)


May I request you to pl. post high res. images.


2 high res. images.


Apluda mutica


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Grass for ID : Nasik : 02OCT21 : AK – 005: 4 images.
A wild grass seen in Nasik last month. (2.10.21)


May I request you to pl. post high res. images.


4 high res. images.


Apluda mutica



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