Hackelochloa granularis (L.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 776 1891. (Syn: Cenchrus granularis L.; Manisuris granularis (L.) L.f.; Manisuris granularis (L.) Sw.; Manisuris granularis L.; Manisuris polystachya P.Beauv.; Mnesithea granularis (L.) de Koning & Sosef; Rottboellia granularis (L.) Roberty; Rytilix glandulosa Raf.; Rytilix granularis (L.) Skeels; Tripsacum granulare (L.) Raspail);
Tropical & Subtropical Old World: Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Congo, East Himalaya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Socotra, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe; Introduced into: Alabama, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, French Guiana, Georgia, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Louisiana, Madagascar, Maryland, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Suriname, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is. as per POWO;
Common name: Pitscale Grass

Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Poaceae-02042013RMP 11 grass :
Manisuris granularis ????????. Pl. validate me.

Yes, Manisuris granularis (Hackelochloa granularis)


Hackelochloa granularis(L.) Kuntze SN Oct 24 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4),
Hackelochloa granularis (L.) Kuntze, Poaceae,
erect grass in the cultivated lands from Krishnagiri dt Tamilnadu


Need help with id of grass with black seeds : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
black soil; bhopal; 1/10/2020

Hackelochloa granularis

Manisuris granularis (Hackelochloa granularis)


Grass-6: Hackelochloa granularis – efloraofindia | Google Groups:
Taken this pix in Pench tiger Reserve on 23-9-06,
I had some doubts regarding its id but thanks to … for posting it.

Hackelochloa granularis (L.) Kuntze Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 776. 1891.Basionym:
Cenchrus granularis L. Mant. Pl. Altera : 575. 1771.
Type: Lectotype – Herb. Linn. No. 1217.12 (LINN)


Grass Week : Hackelochloa granularis from Pench – efloraofindia | Google Groups:
Hackelochloa granularis, a handsome grass much preferred by cattle (don’t know if it is very tasty!).

Hackelochloa granularis Kuntze Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 776. 1891Basionym:
Cenchrus granularis L. Mant. Pl. Altera 575. 1771.
Type: Lectotype – Herb. Linn. No. 1217.12 (LINN)

Thanks a lot …, for your valuable efforts of providing Protologues and Type of each species.
It has certainly given a strong scientific value to our database.


Hackelochloa granularis for validation-Haryana Siwaliks:: NS October 2021::03: 6 images.

This grass was shot from top of a small hillock, a part of Haryana Siwaliks..
I think it matches with Hackelochloa granularis…..
Validation is requested…

Images at efi looks matching !

Yes it is.

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