Melanocenchris jacquemontii Jaub. & Spach, Ill. Pl. Orient. 4: 36 1851. (syn. Amphipogon humilis Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.; Gracilea royleana Hook.f.; Melanocenchris royleana Nees [Invalid]; Pommereulla royleana Steud. [Invalid]);
Socotra, Iraq, Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh, India, Iraq, Pakistan, Socotra, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Common name: Desert Black-Millet


id grass like plant:
Almost touching ground was very small aboout 7 cm plz id this small grass like plant. this is the only fotograph i have.

clicked this small grass like herb in nanaj ,solapur on September 10 / 2012

May species of Melanocenchrus ????????

Yes i agree with …, it could be Melanocenchris abyssinica

This is Melanocenchris jacquemontii. This is the most common species of this genus in India. M.monoica is perennial, whereas M.abyssinica has larger spikelet clusters. This plant is only 7cm in all and hence the spikelets are definitely less than a cm. including the awns.


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Melanocenchris jacquemontii Jaub. & Spach,
small grass in the hill slopes from Manmad area of Nashik Dt, Maharashtra.