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Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Poaceae- Ischaemum indicum from PTR (nsd-10) :

Ischaemum indicum (Houtt.) Merr.J. Arnold Arbor. xix. 320.1938
A small grass from Pench Tiger Reserve Seoni M.P.

Please validate ID


Yes, it is Ischaemum indicum



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SGNP, Sep 2014 :: Requesting ID of this grass :: ARKSEP-34 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).

Requesting to please ID this grass captured at Kanheri Caves, SGNP in Sep 2014.


Seems to be an Ischaemum sp.


There are two species of Ischaemum in these photos. The inflorescences in 5554 (two racemes are yet to separate) and 5557 (both racemes separated wide apart) are of Ischaemum indicum, whereas the leaves seen in 5553 are of Ischaemum semisagittatum, where the leaf base is seen sagittate.



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ID of grass sp – 3 from Meghalaya KD 08 Nov. : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8)
Attached images are grass sp. Please ID the plant 
Date :01.11.2014
Location: North Garo Hill, Meghalaya
Family : Poaceae
Genus & species : ??
Habitat: Grows wild near paddy field
Habit :Herb

Some Ischaemum species?


Ischaemum indicum. You can see the wings on the either side towards the tip of the lower glume of the sessile spikelets.



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Id Please another grass from Kanakeshwar, Alibag


Dicanthium sp.?


A wild guess Ischaemum indicum (Houtt.) Merr.


Images at efi and net leads to correct ID !


Ischaemum indicum is right

Not Polytrias genus. I think the synonymy with Polytrias indica should not be considered as Polytrias is entirely different from Ischaemum.


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