Saccharum ravennae (L.) L., Syst. Veg. ed. 13 2: 88 1774. (syn. Agrostis ravennae (L.) P.Beauv.; Andropogon caudatus M.Bieb. [Invalid]; Andropogon ravennae L.; Erianthus elephantinus Hook.f.; Erianthus jamaicensis Andersson; Erianthus moustierii Carrière; Erianthus parviflorus Pilg.; Erianthus purpurascens Andersson; Erianthus ravennae (L.) P.Beauv. …..; Erianthus scriptorius Bubani; Ripidium elephantinum (Hook.f) Grassl; Ripidium ravennae (L.) Trin.; Saccharum elephantinum (Hook.f.) V.Naray. ex Bor; Saccharum jamaicense Trin.; Saccharum parviflorum (Pilg.) Pilg.);
Plume Grass, Ravenna Grass, Hardy Pampass Grass, Mvenra grass; U. P.: Dolsar, dolu;
Saccharum ravennae has become rather rare nowadays may be due to filling up of terai grasslands and expansion of roads. It is a very tall grass and can be identified by the small awn projecting out of the spikelet in addition to the hairs. It has decompound panicles (branched and rebranched) whereas S.spontaneum has unbranched panicle branches almost like a raceme. The leaves of Saccharum ravennae are also broader. The panicles are purplish in S.r and silvery in S.spontaneum.
Grass for ID : Oman : 141012 : AK-1: Grass found near a fresh water spring on 6/1/2012 in Oman.
Plants were 5-6 feet in height.
Erianthus ravennae also called Saccharum ravennae
Flora of Panipat: Saccharum ravennae from Lohari Panipat : Attachments (4). 1 post by 1 author.
Request help with identifying this grass – Near Phagi and Renwal Jaipur – 27 Dec 2018 : 6 posts by 2 authors.
Would you be able to confirm if the pics are Saccharum ravennae or Saccharum spontaneum, or any other species? Have attached two low-res pics.
The high-res pics are here:
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Saccharum ravennae (Erianthus ravennae)
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