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);
browntop millet

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.




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 



Grass for ID from Ramban J & K, Pl. help in ID.

Brachiaria ramosa


Urochloa ramosa, photographed from Delhi.



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