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Daabh • Assamese: কুশ Kush • Bengali: কুশ Kush • Hindi: डाभ Dabh, Davoli, Durva, Dabhena • Kannada: kusha, dharbe • Malayalam: darbha, darbhappullu • Marathi: Darbha, डाभ Daabh • Sanskrit: barhi, darbha, darbhah, durbha • Tamil: darbhaipul, taruppai, acamantakam • Telugu: aswalayana, dabha, darbha • Urdu: bikh dab;
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Also known as “Kush ghas” in Hindi and is very important plant in ancient Hindu mythology and is planted in Nakshatra gardens;
The Inflorescence of this plant used to make broom by locals;
Used for ropes and thatching, some times as fodder. Culms diuretic, used in dysentery and menorrhagia;
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Flora of Panipat-Desmostachya bipinnata from Lohari roadside area: *Desmostachya bipinnata*
From as roadside area
The Inflorescence of this plant used to make broom by locals


Also known as “Kush ghas” in Hindi and is very important plant in ancient Hindu mythology and is planted in Nakshatra gardens


Also called Daab in Meerut/Roorkee area. Very hardy and beautiful.
Very useful in landscaping.


Good pictures of a grass.
Family : Poaceae.
often grows as a weed in wheat crops.


Here in Haryana also called as daab



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Grass for ID : Oman : 131012 : AK-2: Again grass seen on 24/7/2010 on the outskirts of Muscat. Plants were about 3-4 feet in height.


Desmostachya bipinnata



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6 images. 3 posts by 2 authors.
Desmostachya bipinnata from Panipat

pls validate


Yes, it is.



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Desmostachya bipinnata Stapf (Eragrostis cynosuroides Beauv.) from banks of Yamuna in Delhi, in sandy areas.
Sans: Darbha, kusha; Hindi: Dab, darva; Tel: Kushadarbh, darbha; Beng: Darbha, kusha

Used for ropes and thatching, some times as fodder. Culms diuretic, used in dysentery and menorrhagia.


Beautiful … We used to prepare broom from this plant



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Hooghly Today : seems to be Desmostachya bipinnata (L.) Stapf :  Attachments (12). 3 posts by 2 authors.

It would have been much better if i could find this grass during the ‘poaceae week’.

If the ID is correct it is known as কুশ (KUSH) in Bengali.


Yes, this is Desmostachya bipinnata…good pictures..

This one is common along water channels in our area (Panipat)…
I hope this should be Desmostachya bipinnata (L.) Stapf

I am not sure whether the third picture belongs to this or not..


Nice photographs …



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Beckmannia like? :  Attachments (4).  6 posts by 3 authors.
Regarding this flower my friend told me that it looks like Beckmannia syzigache, but shape is different. Could someone give me any clue future?
Place: Gurgaon, Haryana
Height: Approx 50cm

Length of each truss:1cm


As per Wikipedia link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beckmannia, there are only two species in this genus as per extracts from it:

Beckmannia is a small genus of grasses containing two species known generally as sloughgrass. Beckmannia eruciformis is a Eurasian perennial, and Beckmannia syzigachne is an annual grass found in North America and Asia. The genus was named for the German scientist Johann Beckmann.

Try Beckmannia eruciformis (slough grass, European slough grass) as per the links (to me your post appears like this on glancing through the link pictures):


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White flower(Samir Takaochi) : Attachments (4). 9 posts by 4 authors.
I again send these photo which I sent earlier. Could someone advice me for ID?
Place: Gurgaon, Haryana
Height:Approx 50cm

Length of each small inflorescence:1cm


…, do we see it as flowers of grass ?


… do you mean it might be fruit?


No, no, no. I did not mean that.

I wanted to know whether the plant bearing the flowers, belongs to grass family.


Here is the last discussions in this regard as per earlier Indiantreepix link


Desmostachya bipinnata as per another thread.



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POEACEA ID from Bangladesh SM 187 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)


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Desmostachya bipinnata for other grasses identification need specimen material

11080084 is Desmostachya bipinnata

DSC06224 is Saccharum sp. probably S.arundinaceum or S.fuscum. Close up of spikelets required.

Sundarbans plant photo has the palm Nypa fruticans in the background and the grass Myriostachya wightiana in the foreground.



SK 2665 13 July 2020 : 9 posts by 1 author. 8 images- 6 to 7 mb each.
Location: Chalnakhel, Pharping
Date: 13 July 2020
Elevation: 1550 m.
Habitat: Wild

Desmostachya bipinnatausually found in grasslands of Terai Bhabhar. Surprising to find at 1550m!


Thank you … It is really surprising ! Most of the books showing 100-300 m. only but one book mentioned 700 m. However, 1500m. plus elevation seems to be a record.


I have verified with the locals and they have confirmed that they have planted it.





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