Pogonatherum paniceum (Lam.) Hack., Allg. Bot. Z. Syst. 12: 178 1906. (syn: Perotis polystachya Willd.; Pogonatherum polystachyum (Willd.) Roem. & Schult.; Pogonatherum saccharoideum P.Beauv., nom. superfl.;  Pogonatherum santapaui Sur; Pollinia polystachya (Willd.) Spreng.; Saccharum paniceum Lam.; Saccharum panicosum Griff.; Tripsacum paniceum (Lam.) Raspail);
Arabian Peninsula, Afghanistan to Taiwan and Tropical Asia: Afghanistan, Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, India, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Is., Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya; Introduced into: Madagascar, Mauritius, Rodrigues, Réunion, Sri Lanka as per POWO;
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Requesting ID of a grass from a cultivated garden in Mumbai in Apr 2013.

Is this also Pogonatherum paniceum ?

May I request you to pl. post high resolution images to see the details.

Please find attached the Hi-res image.
Hopefully, this will help.

Definitely Pogonatherum, I think.

But is it Pogonatherum paniceum or Pogonatherum crinitum?
Please check these pictures too. Are they the same? I have marked them as Pogonatherum crinitum, but I am not 100% sure.

Pogonatherum paniceum. Most of the cultivated/ornamental are P.paniceum.



A Grass of Ajibarang Limestone: A short grass with brown inflorescence. In the past, I think it was
used for making the crickets cricking loudly? ID is requested.

My guess is Pogonatherum paniceum..


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