Bothriochloa ischaemum (L.) Keng, Contr. Biol. Lab. Sci. Soc. China, Bot. Ser. 10: 201 1936. (Syn: Amphilophis ischaemum (L.) Nash; Andropogon angustifolius Sm. [Illegitimate]; Andropogon annulatus J.A.Schmidt [Invalid]; Andropogon articulatus Dulac [Illegitimate]; Andropogon digitatus St.-Lag. [Illegitimate]; Andropogon digitatus St.-Lag. [Illegitimate]; Andropogon ischaemum L. ……..; Andropogon panormitanus Parl.; Andropogon patulus Moench; Andropogon pertusus var. panormitanus (Parl.) Hack.; Andropogon taiwanensis Ohwi; Andropogon undulatus Pers.; Andropogon villosus Lam. [Illegitimate]; Bothriochloa ischaemum (L.) Mansf.; Bothriochloa ischaemum (L.) Henrard ….; Bothriochloa panormitana (Parl.) Pilg.; Bothriochloa taiwanensis Ohwi [Invalid]; Dichanthium ischaemum (L.) Roberty; Digitaria collina Salisb. [Invalid]; Ischaemum dactyloideum Montandon; Sorghum ischaemum (L.) Kuntze; Sorghum villosum (Lam.) Kuntze [Illegitimate]);
 
Tufted perennial herb mostly basal leaves; stems erect or geniculately ascending, up to 60 cm high. Leaf-blades up to 15 cm long, 2-4 mm wide. Inflorescence with 5-13 subdigitate 4-6 cm long racemes; shortly pedunculate, the peduncles glabrous. Sessile spikelet oblong-lanceolate, 3.5-5 mm long; lower glume chartaceous, hairy below the middle, not glossy, without a pit, acute; awn 12-15 mm long. Pedicelled spikelet glabrous on the back, without a pit.
 
 
 
 
 



 

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Bothriochloa ischaemum from Kashmir:  *Bothriochloa ischaemum *(L.) Keng, Contr. Biol. Lab. Sci. Soc. China, Bot.
Ser. 10:201. 1936
syn: *Andropogon ischaemum* L.; *Dichanthium ischaemum* (L.) Roberty

Tufted perennial herb mostly basal leaves; stems erect or geniculately ascending, up to 60 cm high. Leaf-blades up to 15 cm long, 2-4 mm wide. Inflorescence with 5-13 subdigitate 4-6 cm long racemes; shortly pedunculate, the peduncles glabrous. Sessile spikelet oblong-lanceolate, 3.5-5 mm long; lower glume chartaceous, hairy below the middle, not glossy, without a pit, acute; awn 12-15 mm long. Pedicelled spikelet glabrous on the back, without a pit.

Common in lawns in Kashmir. Photographed from Srinagar and Baramulla in Kashmir in June.


I think this is common in plains also


That is B. pertusa, … But easily confused with Dichanthium annulatum.


 

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Bothriochloa ischaemum (L.) Keng
Common names: Texas Bluestem, Turkey bluestem
Perennial herb similar to Dichanthium in appearance, latter common in warm climate
Photographed from Srinagar, Kashmir


 

 
 
 
 
 
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