Dactyloctenium aegyptium (L.) Willd., Enum. Pl. 1029 1809. (syn. Aegilops saccharina Walter; Cenchrus aegyptius (L.) P.Beauv. [Invalid]; Cenchrus mucronatus Pers. ex Steud. [Invalid]; Chloris guineensis Schumach. & Thonn.; Chloris mucronata Michx.; Chloris prostrata (Willd.) Poir.; Ctenium nukaviense Steud. [Invalid]; Cynosurus aegyptiacus Link [Invalid]; Cynosurus aegyptius L.; Cynosurus carolinianus Willd. ex Steud. [Invalid]; Cynosurus cavara Dillwyn [Invalid]; Cynosurus ciliaris Hook.f. [Invalid]; Cynosurus distachyos Rottler ex Steud. [Invalid]; Cynosurus macara Ham. ex Wall. [Invalid]; Dactyloctenium aegyptiacum Willd. [Spelling variant]; Dactyloctenium aegyptiacus Willd.; Dactyloctenium aegyptium (L.) Richt.; Dactyloctenium aegyptium (L.) P. Beauv. …; Dactyloctenium ciliare (Hook.f.) Chiov. [Invalid]; Dactyloctenium distachyum Trin. [Invalid]; Dactyloctenium figarii De Not.; Dactyloctenium meridionale Ham.; Dactyloctenium mpuetense De Wild.; Dactyloctenium mucronatum (Michx.) Willd. .; Dactyloctenium prostratum Willd.; Eleusine aegyptia (L.) Roxb.; Eleusine aegyptia (L.) Pers.; Eleusine aegyptia Raf.; Eleusine aegyptia (L.) Roberty; Eleusine aegyptia (L.) Desf.; Eleusine aegyptiaca (L.) Desf. [Spelling variant]; Eleusine ciliata Raf. [Invalid]; Eleusine cruciata Lam.; Eleusine egyptia Raf. [Spelling variant]; Eleusine mucronata Stokes; Eleusine mucronata (Michx.) Hornem.; Eleusine pectinata Moench [Illegitimate]; Eleusine prostrata Spreng.; Rabdochloa mucronata (Michx.) P.Beauv.; Syntherisma aegyptiaca Schult. ex Steud. [Invalid]); 
 
dak-ty-lok-TEE-nee-um — Greek: daktylos (finger) and ktenion (little comb)Dave’s Botanary
ee-jip-TEE-um — of or from EgyptDave’s Botanary

commonly known as: beach wiregrass, coast button grass, comb fringe grass, crowfoot grass, duck grass, Durban crowfoot, Egyptian finger grass, Egyptian grass, finger comb grass, four-finger grass • Hindi: कुरी kuri, मकड़ा makara • Kannada: ಕಾಡು ರಾಗಿ ಹುಲ್ಲು kaadu raagi hullu • Malayalam: കവര പുല്‍ kavara pull • Manipuri: পুঙফাঈ pungphai • Oriya: କାକୁଡ଼ିଆ kakuria • Punjabi: ਮਧਾਣਾ madhana

Distribution: world-wide


very distinctive and separated from Eleusine indica by its short spike and spiny tip.;    

 

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Flora of Panipat- Dactyloctenium aegyptium – 16072011:

Dactyloctenium aegyptium
pls validate
Photo taken 4-9-10 from My fields Lohari Panipat
One photo of different plant Dactyloctenium aegyptium


This is star grass (Dactyloctenium aegyptium).



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grass Eleusine sp. ID from Hooghly 10/6/12 SK3:

Attaching images of a species which i think is another Eleusine sp.
Species : Eleusine aegyptiaca (L.) Desf. ???
Habit & Habitat : grass, less than 1 foot, beside pond
Date : 9/6/12, 8.48 a.m.
Place : Hooghly, WB


Yes, this should be Eleusine aegyptiaca (L.) Desf. Syn. Dactyloctenium aegyptium (Linn.) Willd., a common grass species of winters here…


Yes … is right, very distinctive and separated from E. indica by its short spike and spiny tip.


Attaching three more images of the same grass, if i do not make mistake. These pictures are recorded village roadside, on 13th and 23rd June, 2012.

grasses for id:  1 correct image.
Request id for these grasses. They were taken at my place: Suchindrum- Kanyakumari dist.


First two pictures of Setaria glauca, Third is Dactyloctenium aegyptium, 4-5 may be member of Cyperaceae (Scleria???).


Yes … 


Is Scleria a confirmed id? These were growing at the banks of a small water canal at the back of my house. Very profusely growing with the floral heads hanging down.


P1230435 and P1230437 is Setaria verticillata. Try running your fingers from bottom of the inflorescene to the top. Check whether your fingers run smooth or interrupted.
P1230488 is Dactyloctenium aegyptium


I have a few more which I am posting here for id. Request you or others for your views


a. P1230567 is Pennisetum sp., probably P.pedicellatum, but since the photo is of a drenched inflorescence, I cannot confirm. Only other possibility is P.polystachyon. Kindly pluck out one spkilelet, open up the bristles to reveal the usually three florets inside and take a photograph.


b.P1230652 and P1230653 is Chloris barbata.
c. Regarding P1230504, it is a deformed panicle. Kindly send a photograph of a full panicle and a close up of the spikelet.

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Grass for ID : Oman : 300912 : AK-2:  Pictures taken on 6/7/2010 and 26/7/2010 in Muscat.

This grass was found in one of my potted plants bought from a plant nursery here.
A small plant, growing wild.


Dactyloctenium aegyptiacum I hope

Grass for ID : Oman : 300912 : AK-2: Pictures taken on 6/7/2010 and 26/7/2010 in Muscat.

This grass was found in one of my potted plants bought from a plant nursery here.
A small plant, growing wild.


Dactyloctenium aegyptiacum I hope


Supporting …


this is Dactyloctenium aegypticum 


09/07/2012 Pune

Is this plant Dactyloctenium aegyptium ? Kindly validate


I think yes. Nice photographs.


yes it is Dactyloctenium aegyptium, nice pix.


Yes it is. But is this not the grass commonly called as crowsfoot?


Thank you … for confirming the Id. Yes it is known as Crowfoot grass


Attaching photographs of Dactyloctenium aegyptium from Devgad, Maharashtra (Nov 2012)


 

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Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Poaceae- Dactyloctenium aegyptium from Panipat BS 46 images. 4 posts by 3 authors.

Dactyloctenium aegyptium from Panipat
pls validate


Yes, it is.

 

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Poaceae
Dactyloctenium aegyptium (Linn.) Willd.  
dak-ty-lok-TEE-nee-um — Greek: daktylos (finger) and ktenion (little comb)Dave’s Botanary
ee-jip-TEE-um — of or from EgyptDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: beach wiregrass, coast button grass, comb fringe grass, crowfoot grass, duck grass, Durban crowfoot, Egyptian finger grass, Egyptian grass, finger comb grass, four-finger grass • Hindi: कुरी kuri, मकड़ा makara • Kannada: ಕಾಡು ರಾಗಿ ಹುಲ್ಲು kaadu raagi hullu • Malayalam: കവര പുല്‍ kavara pull • Manipuri: পুঙফাঈ pungphai • Oriya: କାକୁଡ଼ିଆ kakuria • Punjabi: ਮਧਾਣਾ madhana
Distribution: world-wide
References: Flowers of IndiaFlora of PakistanNPGS / GRINENVIS – FRLHT  
at Vaghbil, Thane on 21 SEP 08


Really looking very beautiful in the pics..though we usually overlook this…


Dactyloctenium aegyptium (Linn.) Willd., Enum. Hort. Berol. 1029. 1809.

Commonly growing in waste lands, exposed lawns and road sides in Delhi. 


Nice Shots Sir. Common in our area also (Panipat)

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Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: SMP17 Pune for ID Attachments (4). 2 posts by 2 authors.

Trying to post some images with inadequate data. Hoping to get to near ID so that I can study further.


Dactyloctenium aegyptium, variation from the normal 4 racemed inflorescence.


 

 

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Attached images areDactyloctenium aegyptium (L.) Willd. collected from Kamrup district, Assam
Date : 15.06.2013
Location: Kamrup district
Family : Poaceae
Genus & species :Dactyloctenium aegyptium(L.) Willd.
Habitat: Grows wild on waste places.
Habit : Herb


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Poaceae for identification :: 010914MK02 : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).  
Please help me in identifying this grass species, found in open fallow land as lawn.
Location: Villupuran dist., TN
Alt.: 125 M ASL
Date: 25 Aug 2014 


I think Dactyloctenium sp…


most probably Dactyloctenium aristatum Link  


It is
Dactyloctenium aegyptium
It shows variation in inflorescence

dactyloctenium aristatum 


Could be Dactyloctenium aristatum,


Dactyloctenium aegyptium. The racemes are fewer in number and plants shorter in stature probably due to grazing by cattle. In areas of cattle grazing or lawn mowing by machines, many grasses appear in dwarf forms with abnormal inflorescences rather than their full form.


I am not aware of much, and I am rather afraid of grasses, because of lot of size variation.
Today morning only, matter of Dactylectenium came up in a conversation in another group. On my walk I did find 2 types of it, and I have a third type which is exactly like the specimen in this post. Peculiarity of this type is, it appeared after first rains ….never grew more than 10 cm, on main axis spikelet was one held at an angle in 99%, 1% had two, usually tip bare ……it dried and died fast, in a month even though rains were more than normal. Why I got curious…..crowfoot grass is something I am familiar with since early childhood. I do not remember its dwarf edition.
Just now I visited the subpages, sadly I could not find much useful.
I think I should make a post …..either my 3 types together , or one by one ? …?


Thanks, …, I think one by one should be OK to start with.


one by one, … is better. than everybody who knows about grasses can chip in.
and in the end when … makes a page there would be compilation of a lot of info.


Sure sir. In a day or two. Let me organize my images and get them to size

ANOCT33 Please identify this grass : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7).
Bangalore
6th October 2014


I think it is Dactyloctenium aegyptium.


I think yes.

 

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ANOCT43 Please identify this grass 3 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6).
Bangalore
8th October 2014

Dactyloctenium aegyptium, again!


: 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5). 

Bangalore
8th October 2014

Dactyloctenium aegyptium.


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Requesting to please ID this grass captured in MNPark, Mumbai in August 2014.


Dactyloctenium geminatum ?


Dactyloctenium geminatum is not mentioned in Grasses of Maharashtra G.G. Potdar et al (2012) so the chances are less likely.


dactyloctenium aegypticum


Dactyloctenium aegyptium (L.) Willd.


Dactyloctenium aegyptium, but a variation with only two racemes instead of the usual 4.


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BRS/04092017 for id. : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Common grass for id. Confirmation.

Location-Adyar
Habitat- Garden
Habit- Grass
Date- 04/09/2017

this is Dactyloctenium aegyptium  


It is Dactyloctenium aegypticum


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Dactyloctenium aegyptium (L.) Willd. : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (3)

Location:  Victoria Memorial Park
                 Kolkata, India
Date: 08 September 2017

Elevation : 25 ft.

Nepali Names : माकुरे घाँस Maakure Ghaans / दत्याउरे झार Datyaaure Jhaar  


 

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Grass for ID : Bangalore : 06SEP20 : AK-07 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Grass growing wild seen yesterday (6.9.20)


Dactyloctenium aegyptium


Yes …


 

 
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