Brachiaria ramosa (L.) Stapf, Fl. Trop. Afr. 9: 542 1919. (Syn: Brachiaria chennaveeraiana Basappa & Muniy.; Brachiaria multispiculata H.Scholz; Brachiaria ramosa var. pubescens Basappa & Muniy.; Brachiaria regularis var. nidulans (Mez) Täckh.; Echinochloa ramosa (L.) Roberty; Panicum arvense Kunth; Panicum bispiculatum Chiov. [Invalid]; Panicum brachylachnum Steud.; Panicum breviradiatum Hochst.; Panicum canescens Roth; Panicum cognatissimum Steud.; Panicum grossarium J.Koenig [Illegitimate]; Panicum nidulans Mez; Panicum ozogonum Steud.; Panicum pallidum Peter; Panicum patens Bojer; Panicum petiveri var. puberulum Chiov.; Panicum ramosum L.; Panicum sorghum Steud.; Panicum supervacuum C.B.Clarke; Setaria canescens (Roem. & Schult.) Kunth; Urochloa ramosa (L.) T.Q.Nguyen; Urochloa ramosa (L.) R.D. Webster; Urochloa supervacua (Clarke) Noltie);
Africa to Tropical & Subtropical Asia: Afghanistan, Andaman Is., Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, China South-Central, Djibouti, East Himalaya, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf States, Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Socotra, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Yemen, Zimbabwe; Introduced into: Alabama, Arkansas, Christmas I., Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Madagascar, Maryland, Mauritius, Mississippi, North Carolina, Northern Territory, Peru, Queensland, Réunion, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Western Australia as per POWO (Urochloa ramosa (L.) T.Q.Nguyen, Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 3: 13 (1966))
Afghanistan; Alabama; Andaman Is.; Arkansas; Bangladesh; Benin; Burkina; Cambodia; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Chad; China South-Central; Christmas I.; Djibouti; East Himalaya; Egypt; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Florida; Gambia; Georgia; Guinea-Bissau; Gulf States; Hainan; Illinois; India; Ivory Coast; Jawa; Kentucky; Kenya; Lesser Sunda Is.; Liberia; Louisiana; Madagascar; Malawi; Malaya; Mali; Maryland; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mississippi; Mozambique; Myanmar; Nepal; New Guinea; Nicobar Is.; Niger; Nigeria; North Carolina; Northern Provinces; Northern Territory; Oman; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Queensland; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Socotra; Somalia; South Carolina; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Tanzania; Tennessee; Texas; Thailand; Vietnam; Virginia; West Himalaya; Western Australia; Yemen; Zimbabwe as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Browntop Millet • Hindi: Makra, Murat • Kannada: Bennakki hullu, Benne akki hullu, Kaadu baragu hullu • Malayalam: Chama pothaval • Nepali: बाँसपाते Banspate • Tamil: Pala pul • Telugu: Anda korra, Eduru gaddi

011210GS1 a grass for ID from Delhi:
Uploading 011210GS1 a grass for ID from Delhi
Growing commonly in Delhi, alt. 213 m, as a weed in cultivated fields, wastelands, flower beds. I have not been able to fix this grass, perhaps Brachiaria reptans or Eriochloa procera

I have seen this grass in West Bengal too if I am not wrong

No your plant is different. In Allotropsis cimicina you can see those inflorescence is more of a cyme. emerging from the same point, yours is a raceme.

Urochloa ramosa earlier called as brachiaria ramosa

I judge it is Urochloa ramosa.

I’m totally confirmed that this is Brachiaria sp. but can’t say its species without dissection.


ID for GRASS :
Commonly found in Bangalore

this one is urochloa ramosa = brachiaria ramosa

Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Poaceae- 05042013GS9 grass for ID from Ramban J & K-GS59 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Grass for ID from Ramban J & K, Pl. help in ID.

Brachiaria ramosa


Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Poaceae- Urochloa ramosa from Delhi-GS112 :  Attachments (3). 1 post by 1 author.
Urochloa ramosa, photographed from Delhi.


Grass week: 081210GS3 a grass for ID from Delhi:
a grass for ID from Delhi, growing banks of Yamuma river in Delhi,
more or less spreading herb less than 50 cm, with short broader leaves and slightly spreading inflorescence.
Photographed in August.


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