Arundinella pumila (Hochst.) Steud., Syn. Pl. Glumac. 1: 114 1854. (Syn. Acratherum pumilum Hochst. ex A.Rich.; Anemagrostis tenella Steud. [Invalid]; Arundinella effusa C.E.Hubb.; Arundinella tenella Steud. [Invalid]);
W. Tropical Africa to Ethiopia, S. Arabian Peninsula, Tropical Asia: Assam, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Common name: Dwarf Reedgrass • Kannada: ಗುಬ್ಬಿ ಪುಚ್ಚದ ಹುಲ್ಲು Gubbi Pucchad Hullu, ಗಿಡ್ಡ ಹುಲ್ಲು Gidda Hullu • Telugu: గరిక Garika

POaceae Week-Id. please : 4 images. 5 posts by 4 authors.
Velvety type grass seen generally on slopes in shade. Pic taken at Ambyvalley rd. Lonavala/Mulshi Pune in Oct10.  

Looks like Arundinella pumila

any close ups?

Some pics (3 images) which can throw more light.

Yes, Arundinella pumila


Poaceae Week-identification please :  2 posts by 2 authors.
Kindly identify. about 3-4 ft in height. Is it Arundinella spicata? Sorry just one picture.

This is Arundinella pumila. But the amplexicaul leaves you see in the background are not of this species, but are of Arthraxon sp.; the inflorescences are yet to come out. You can see that the inflorescence of Arthraxon is still inside the sheath, may be it will come out in another few days


identification no150312sn1: Attachments (1). 8 posts by 6 authors.
plant habit:Grass?

This could be species of Arundinella…….

Arundinella spicata

This is Arundinella pumila
A. spicata, as the name suggests has dense spicate inflorescence, whereas this one has widely spreading inflorescence with very small spikelets.

SGNP, Sep 2014 :: Requesting ID of this grass :: ARKOCT-01 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Requesting to please ID this grass captured at Kanheri Caves, SGNP in Sep 2014.

arundinella spicata

Thank you … for the lead…. This resembles images of A. pumila on the net, is there a possibility of this being A. pumila? Also please refer to this thread

It is Arundinella pumila


NSD-3: 12 Jan 2017 : Arundinella sp for ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Please ID this Arundinella spp from Amarkanta M.P.

Looks like Arundinella pumila if it is a dwarf grass.

Satara, MH :: Arundinella pumila for validation :: ARK2020-001 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)- 1 mb each.
Saw this grass at Kaas in Satara. MH in October 2019.
Looks like Arundinella pumila. Please validate.

Thanks, …, To me also appears close to Arundinella pumila as per images herein.

Yes it is.


kindly identify the grass
location:mulshi,pune 3000ft.above sealevel
habitat: wild
plant habitat:grass
height:about 2ft.

leavestype: fine sprinklets
other information: this particular was found on a slope and shady place.
I am also sending another mail of different grass to help in comparison.

Could it be some Panicum sp.?


Also check with Sporobolus sps.

From another thread (… #):

Eragrostis tenella?

May be some species of Sporobolus???

Eragrostis tenella


Photo is not so clear, but yes by proper observation it look closer to Arundinella

May be Panicum sp. I’m saying only on the basis of leaves whatever i am seeing in the photograph. Inflorescence is not clear so i can’t say more.

Arundinella pumila



Small monocot from Satpura – NSD 52 – indiantreepix | Google Groups:
Photographed this plant near Dhoopgarh area of Satpura Tiger Reserve
Photographed on – 11-10-09
Please id this

It looks like Panicle of Chiwra phool (Eragrostis sp.)

thanks for your initation, but it looks different from Eragrostis sp

it may be Arundenella spp.

thanks for your lead, it looks me little different, let us wait for some more response

… is right. this is Arundinella spicata.

Arundinella pumila as per another thread.


Grass Week : Arundinella spicata from Satpura Tiger Reserve – efloraofindia | Google Groups: 1 image.
Arundinella spicta from Satpura Tiger Reserve Hoshangabad, pix taken on 11-10-2009

I too have seen this grass at panchmari

Arundinella spicata Dalz. in Dalz. et Gibs., Bomb. Flor. 293 (1861).

Arundinella pumila

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