Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers., Syn. Pl. 1: 85 1805. (syn. Agrostis bermudiana Tussac. ex Kunth [Invalid]; ……);
dūrvā grass, Bermuda Grass, Dubo, Dog’s Tooth Grass, Bahama Grass, Devil’s Grass, Couch Grass, Indian Doab, Grama, Scutch Grass;
The juice of this grass is considered to be good for health; raw juice taken in empty stomach morning;
Important in religious ceremonies too. Plant extract is medicinal;
A valued fodder and a soil binder..;
Attaching images of the most common pasture grass in Hooghly.
Species : Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.
Bengali name : DURBA (দুর্বা)
Habit & Habitat : common grass found everywhere, used in religious ceremonies
Date : 2/7/12, 6.00 p.m.
Place : Hooghly, WB
Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Poaceae-Cynodon dactylon from Delhi-GS34 : 5 attachments. 3 posts by 3 authors.
Cynodon dactylon, the common lawn grass photographed from Delhi.
The juice of this grass is considered to be good for health; raw juice taken in empty stomach morning.
POACEAE-CYPERACEAE-JUNCACEAE WEEK Cynodon dactylon DSR03 : Attachments (2). 1 post by 1 author.
Cynodon dactylon (L.) Persoon (Poaceae) ‘Dog grass’, ‘Doob’ or ‘Doorva’
One of the most common grasses found and known to all in India. Important in religious ceremonies too. Plant extract is medicinal.
Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week ::Poaceae: Cynodon dactylon from Kaithal- NS 09 : Attachments (5). 2 posts by 2 authors.
This very common and significant grass was shot from my native place in Kaithal.. a valued fodder and a soil binder.. Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.
Place: Mohali, Punjab
Is this Cynodon dactylon?
Please reduce the size of pics for easy processing, the picture seems to belong to Cynodon dactylon, but hard to say without inflorescence.
Need botanical name of grass from Agra, U.P : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
Need help to find botanical name of grass from Agra, U.P
Date: 22 October 19.
Chloris flagellifera (Nees) P.M. Peterson
Submission of Cynodon barberi – YS Apr/2020-04 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5) – around 900 kb each.
This grass is a species of genus Cynodon Rich. looking different from Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. in its overall size.
According to a book, named ‘Grasses of Punjab & Chandigarh’ by P.K. Khosla, this sp. perfectly matches with Cynodon barberi Rang. & Tadul. So, firstly I did identify it as C. barberi. But than I checked Grassbase and POWO. Grassbase did not show any description for C. barberi but POWO had a description, being showed according to Grassbase, in which the size of spikes in inflorescence was not matching. So experts please help to resolve this confusion.
I’m quite convinced by the key and description given in above stated book but confusion arose because of the description on POWO, which could be a mistake, I think !
1a. Lemmas more or less equal to upper glumes, hairs on lemmas clavellate……………..C. barberi
1b. Lemmas longer than upper glumes, hairs on lemmas not-clavellate……………………C. dactylon
Date of Photo – 10th August, 2019
Place – Rewari, Haryana.
Adding one more photograph for comparison.
Attachments (1)- 4 mb.
This is also Cynodon dactylon. The length of upper glume in (5) is definitely shorter than lemma. In (6), it seems to be longer, may be due to the angle of photography. Even otherwise, there are a lot of varieties of Cynodon dactylon, both indegenous and exotic developed as fodder and lawn grass. Hence there is lot of variability in Cynodon dactylon.
Cynodon barberi is a different species with different habit altogether. It has no stolons and hence do not spread to large areas like Cynodon dactylon. The leaves of C.barberi are shorter than that of C.dactylon. The leaves are not linear, but are lanceolate in C.barberi. I am attaching the Kew herbarium sheet of C.barberi.
Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. – YS Apr2020/05 : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)- around 850 kb each.
This is Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. differing from Cynodon barberi (recently posted by me, YS Apr2020-04), in having lemma longer than upper glume, while latter has lemma more or less equal to upper glume. This feature is easily visible in my posted photographs, kindly note.
Date of Photo – 12th Aug., 2019
Place – Rewari, Haryana
Yes it is Cynodon dactylon
Grass id : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 2 mb.
Request for I’d of a grass from Bilaspur. Appears to be Cynodon? Photographed in May 2020
Attaching another image of the plant.
Attachments (1)- 4 mb.
Yes. Cynodon dactylon
Thank you … I also felt the same but wanted experts opinion.
Grass Week : Durva (Dub) grass from Dombivli, Thane Dt.: Sending a photo of Durva grass. This grass is offered to Lord Ganesha and it is one of his favorites.
The grass has cooling effect and used in skin diseases, blood disorders, thirst and burning sensation in the body.
Useful links showing my work on Doob. Link
Auspicious and medicinally important grass
As there is no single spikelet or flowering spike it is very difficult to IDFy the species. Looks like Cynodaon sp. that’ll.
What is offered to Lord Ganesh, as I know, is garike hullu in kannada and its botanical name is Cyanodon dactylon. Juice is supposed to be very healthy and morning walkers after their walk in Kukkarahalli
kere, a beautiful tank, get the juice from a roadside vendor nearby.
Some one has guessed it has C. barberi. But it is not.
Looking at following comment by … in another thread Submission of Cynodon barberi – YS Apr/2020-04 (google.com)
“Cynodon barberi is a different species with different habit altogether. It has no stolons and hence do not spread to large areas like Cynodon dactylon. The leaves of C.barberi are shorter than that of C.dactylon. The leaves are not linear, but are lanceolate in C.barberi. I am attaching the Kew herbarium sheet of C.barberi.”
This should be Cynodon dactylon. Plenty of stolons are seen around, plus the shape of leaf.
Need help with digitate grass id: 4 images.