Miscanthus nudipes (Griseb.) Hack., Monogr. Phan. 6: 109 1889. (Syn: Diandranthus aristatus L. Liou; Diandranthus brevipilus (Hand.-Mazz.) L.Liou; Diandranthus corymbosus L.Liou; Diandranthus eulalioides (Keng) L.Liou; Diandranthus nudipes (Griseb.) L.Liou; Diandranthus nudipes subsp. yunnanensis (A.Camus) Ibaragi; Diandranthus szechuanensis (Keng ex S.L.Zhong) L.Liou; Diandranthus taylorii (Bor) L.Liou; Diandranthus tibeticus L.Liou; Diandranthus wardii (Bor) L.Liou [Invalid]; Diandranthus yunnanensis (A.Camus) L.Liou; Erianthus nudipes Griseb.; Miscanthus brevipilus Hand.-Mazz.; Miscanthus eulalioides Keng; Miscanthus eulalioides (Hand.-Mazz.) Keng ex Hand.-Mazz.; Miscanthus nudipes subsp. taylorii (Bor) Y.N.Lee ..; Miscanthus szechuanensis Keng f. ex S.L.Zhong; Miscanthus taylorii Bor; Miscanthus wardii Bor; Miscanthus yunnanensis (A.Camus) Keng);




Grass TQ Lachung01: Unidentified grass seen at Lachung, North Sikkim.
Altitude: 3000 m.
Found flowering in June.
Size: don’t remember
Please identify.

wow! Beautiful flowers. Cant beleive to be Graminae/ grass.
very nice close up.

This grass is most likely Miscanthus nudipes, which is generally found in Eastern Himalayas, at altitudes of 1000-3600 m. Leaf sheaths are hairy in this species.
There is a related more common species, Miscanthus nepalensis which is found both in E. and W. Himalayas, at altitudes of 1900-2800 m, but has yellowish flowers. Leaf sheaths are hairless in this species.
The genus id is from Mr. Krishan Lal. Our plant shows distinctly hairy leaf sheaths.


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