Dichanthium annulatum (Forssk.) Stapf, Fl. Trop. Afr. 9: 178 1917. (Syn: Andropogon annulatus Forssk.; Andropogon annulatus Forssk. ex F. Schmidt; Andropogon annulatus var. decalvatus Hack.; Andropogon comosus Link [Illegitimate]; Andropogon garipensis Steud.; Andropogon ischaemum Roxb. ex Wight; Andropogon nodosus (Willd.) Nash [Illegitimate]; Andropogon obtusus Nees ex Hook. & Arn; Andropogon scandens Roxb.; Bothriochloa tuberculata W.Z.Fang; Dichanthium annulatum var. bullisetosum B.S.Sun & S.Wang; Dichanthium annulatum var. decalvatum (Hack.) Maire & Weiller; Dichanthium nodosum Willemet [Illegitimate]; Gymnandropogon annulatum (Forssk.) Duthie; Lepeocercis annulata (Forssk.) Nees; Sorghum annulatum (Forssk.) Kuntze);
Tropical & Subtropical Old World: Afghanistan, Algeria, Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caprivi Strip, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, Djibouti, East Himalaya, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Guinea, Gulf States, Hainan, India, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, Kuwait, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Lesser Sunda Is., Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Niger, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Queensland, Réunion, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, South China Sea, Sudan, Sulawesi, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe; Introduced into: Argentina Northeast, Belize, Canary Is., Chagos Archipelago, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Easter Is., Fiji, Florida, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Hawaii, Kriti, Leeward Is., Louisiana, Madeira, Marquesas, Mexico Central, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nansei-shoto, Nauru, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niue, Panamá, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Solomon Is., Texas, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is. as per POWO;
Common name: Sheda Grass, bluestem, Diaz bluestem, Hindi grass, Kleberg bluestem, marvel grass, ringed dichanthium, Angleton Grass


Grass Week: Grass for identification-121210MN:
kindly identify this grass found near a railway track.
date/time: 12.12.10  10 a.m.
location: Dombivli, Thane Dt.
habitat: wild
plant habitat:…
height: about 2ft.

Whorl of hairs at the nodes indicate towards this being Dichanthium annulatum as suggested by ..



grass Bothriochloa ? from Hooghly 16/11/12 sk:
Found this grass on a rural roadside.
Species : Bothriochloa ischaemum (Linn.) Keng ?
H & H : common grass on the edges of agri-land; 1 to 2 feet high
Date : 15/11/12, 10.21 a.m.
Place : Hooghly

More likely Dichanthium annulatum

Thank you very much Sir, with its spreading beard it is Dichanthium annulatum.

I think it is Dichanthium annulatum as have been identified by … and it matches the pictures posted by … in – https://groups.google.com/d/topic/indiantreepix/FsrDsD4RSio/discussion.

look for pits in glumes if absent then it is Dichanthium otherwise Bothriochloa

Yes it is Dichanthium annulatum


Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Poaceae-Dichanthium annulatum (Forssk.) Stapf from Delhi-GS12 : 4 images. 3 posts by 2 authors.
Dichanthium annulatum (Forssk.) Stapf

Common names: Hindi grass, bluestem
Perennial herb of warmer climates, similar to Bothriochloa pertusa but lacking the pits on glumes.
Photographed from Delhi

nice pix and description
Dichanthium & Bothriochloa are always confusing me during field trips.
Again a common grass, shot from my village in Kaithal.. hope I have not misidentified this…
Dichanthium annulatum (Forssk.) Stapf

Rightly identified!





Requesting ID of this grass from Mumbai : 16042013 : ARK-02 : Attachments (9). 5 posts by 4 authors
Requesting ID of this grass from Mumbai captured in Apr 2013…

I think Dichanthium annulatum except 82, 58, 59, o5 which appear different grasses.

Yes sir, i agree with you for Dichanthium and for remaning (82, 58, 59, 05) please check with Species of Digitaria

Yes, Dichanthium annulatum and Digitaria ciliaris


Grass ID from Bangladesh SM093 : 8 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1).

Habit: Herb
Habitat: Wild
Location: Dhaka City

Bothriochloa ?

We have reord of B. bladhii and B. pertusa

it seems to be Dichanthium sp.

not Chloris sp.? …, please provide more details of the grass and if you have whole plant and leaf pics, kindly share

Thanks … I will do if I find

It seems to be Dichanthium annulatum (Forssk.) Stapf

should be Dichanthium annulatum. See if the node has white hairs all around.

Grass ID from Bangladesh SM126 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1).

Habit: Herb
Habitat: Wild

Location: Dhaka City

I can guess this as Dichanthium annulatum..

Yes it seems to be Dichanthium annulatum

appears Dichanthium annulatum

dichanthium annulatum

Dichanthium annulatum


ARJUL08 Grass for ID 1 : 8 posts by 3 authors.
Lalbagh. Bangalore July

Most probably Dichanthium annulatum…

Dichanthium, but not a species that I know.

The id is Dichanthium annulatum as indicated by … Thank you.

agree with …

Yes it is Dichanthium annulatum



Bothriochloa pertusa (L.) A.Camus SN Oct 45 : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (4).
Bothriochloa pertusa (L.) A.Camus, (=Amphilophis pertusa (L.) Stapf) frequent medium sized grass from Krishnagiri dt, Tamilnadu

This grass looking similar to Bothriochloa but number spikes more, and they are larger, nodes are with tuft of hairs. It is Dichanthium annulatum (Forssk.) Stapf


Fwd: [efloraofindia:211226] POEACEA ID from Bangladesh SM 188- 5 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

Dichanthium annulatum (Forssk.) Stapf ?

I think, yes to …

It seems to be Dichanthium annulatum

Dichanthium annulatum ?

Dichanthium annulatum

dichanthium annulatum


Fwd: Andropogon intermedius: I’d confirm : 5 posts by 1 author. Attachments (1)- 3 MB.
Location Gujarat
Date 21.8.2018
Andropogon intermedius
गुजराती, धरफो घास

Attachments (1)- 4 MB.


Explain please deference
Attachments (2)- around 400 kb each.

Though there are several differences, Dichanthium annulatum and Bothriochloa intermedia can be easily differentiated by rubbing the inflorescence with your fingers and smelling them. Bothriochloa will have a strong smell whereas Dichanthium will not have any smell.


190312::Merrut::Sl. No.-3: Date/Time- 11th March, 2012
Location- Place- Merrut, Uttar Pradesh

Habitat- Wild

Plant Habit- shrub

Height- 50cm
Link- http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/9853168


170312::Merrut::Sl. No.-3: Date/Time- 11th March, 2012

Location- Place- Merrut, Uttar Pradesh

Habitat- Wild

Plant Habit- shrub

Height- 50cm



Bilaspur grass : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Request for id of grass from Bilaspur. Photographed in May 2020.

Bothriochloa sp. Likely B. ischaemum

Dichanthium annulatum


Grass for ID : 5 posts by 1 author. 6 images- 1 to 4 mb each.
Sending you my post for ID. There are 6 images. Grass found near Najafgarh.

Dichanthium annulatum

Need help id’ing grass with five florets : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)- around 800 kb each.
Bhopal; Black soil; 10/10/2020

Dichanthium annulatum


Need help with grass id with bearded nodes : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Bhopal; black soil; 21/10/2020

Check with Dicanthium annulatum

Sir, this grass’s peduncles are not glabrous, they are densely short-hairy. Any other ideas which grass it could be?

Dichanthium annulatum


Need help with grass found in moist areas : 2 images.
Bhopal; black soil; 20/11/2020

Dichanthium annulatum


Need help with id of grass with two florets : 2 images.
Bhopal; black soil; 22/11/2020

Dichanthium annulatum