Sporobolus diandrus (Retz.) P.Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr. 26 1812. (Syn: Agrostis diandra Retz.; Agrostis dianthera Schult. & Schult.f. [Invalid]; Agrostis elongata var. flaccida Roem. & Schult.; Spermachiton involutum Llanos; Sporobolus diandrus var. diandrus ; Sporobolus diandrus var. nanus Hook.f.; Sporobolus indicus var. diandrus (Retz.) Jovet & Guédès; Sporobolus indicus var. flaccidus (Roem. & Schult.) Veldkamp; Sporobolus trimenii Senaratna; Vilfa diandra (Retz.) Trin.; Vilfa erosa Trin.; Vilfa retzii Steud. [Illegitimate]);
Socotra, S. Arabian Peninsula, W. Indian Ocean, Tropical & Subtropical Asia: Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malaya, Maluku, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Seychelles, Socotra, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya; Introduced into: Belize, Caroline Is., Cook Is., Fiji, Florida, Gilbert Is., Hawaii, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Mississippi, Nauru, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Ogasawara-shoto, Samoa, Society Is., Solomon Is., Texas, Tokelau-Manihiki, Tonga, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Vanuatu as per POWO;


Found this grass in my homeyard.
Species : UNKNOWN
Habit & Habitat : height about 2 feet, leaf 4.8 cm X 4 mm; home-yard, also in playground
Date : 6/7/12, 12.16 P.M.
Place : Hooghly

I took a herbarium of this grass to BSI Shibpur today. It has been identified as Sporobolus diandrus
though authentication could not be done with seal & signature because i didn’t maintain proper protocol.

Yes. Sporobolus diander. Some authors consider it as Sporobolus indicus var. diander.
It is called Drop Seed in English. Common in waste places.



ID of grass sp. from Assam KD 15 Sept : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5).
Attached images are grass sp. . Please ID the plant  
Date :11.09.2014
Location: Assam
Family : Poaceae
Genus & species : ??
Habitat: Grows wild on open space
Habit :Herb

Sporobolus diandrus (Retz.) P.Beauv.?

Yes it is! But the specific epithet is ‘diander’.
Sporobolus diander (Retz.) P.Beauv.

Sporobolus diandrus (Retz.) P.Beauv. SN Oct 06 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4).
Sporobolus diandrus (Retz.) P.Beauv, erect grass grows near moist localities, from Anekal area of Bangalore.

DJ- Grass species identification 1 : 3 posts by 1 author. Attachments (1)- 1 Mb.
I am stuck with these grass sample identification. Please help me out with the identification of grass species attached in mail.

The first one must be Sporobolus sp.

Thank you very much. It seems like a good match of the species.

Yes Sporobolus diander

Need if of little tuft grass: 2 images- 1 high res.
Very little perennial tuft grass in red soil in Bhopal

Sporobolus diander

ID help: Sporobolus or Eragrostis?: 4 images.
Bhopal; red soil; 4/7/2021

Sporobolus only

Yes from me also. It is common here.

Sporobolus diander


POWO  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  IPNI  GRIN  Grassbase  Flora of Pakistan (Sporobolus diander (Retz.) P. Beauv.) Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal (Sporobolus diander (Retz.) P. Beauv.) India Biodiversity Portal