Hemarthria compressa (L.f.) R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl. 207 1810. (Syn: Hemarthria coromandelina Steud. [Illegitimate]; Hemarthria foliata Steud.; Hemarthria glabra (Roxb.) Blatt. & McCann; Hemarthria guyanensis Steud.; Hemarthria laxa Steud. [Invalid]; Hemarthria peruviana Steud. [Invalid]; Lodicularia laxa Nees ex Steud. [Invalid]; Manisuris compressa (L.f.) Kuntze; Rottboellia compressa L.f.; Rottboellia compressa var. genuina Hack.; Rottboellia glabra Roxb.; Rottboellia tranchellii J.F.Gmel.; Saccharum tripsacoides P.Beauv. ex Roem. & Schultz. [Invalid]; Sanguinella thunbergii Gleichen ex P.Beauv. [Invalid]; Sanguinella tripsacoides Gleichen ex P.Beauv. [Invalid]; Tripsacum compressum (L.f.) Raspail);
Comoros, Iraq to S. Central & S. Japan and Peninsula Malaysia, Borneo: Afghanistan, Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Inner Mongolia, Iraq, Japan, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya as per POWO;

Common name: Whip Grass, Jove grass • Assamese: Dudh-chaulia, Lokosha-bon • Hindi: Biksa • Nepali: मकइया घांस Makaiya ghans • Telugu: Shervu panuku

This grass is again from a lowland, lying unutilized. Could this be a Hemarthria compressa as in – http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=49292&flora_id=1050 ?
Species : Unknown
Habit & Habitat : grass found in a low land
Date : 20/7/12
Place : Hooghly

Ischemum sp ????????

Thank you very much for the ID suggestion, it must be some Ischaemum sp., found a similar image of I. indicum at – http://www.wm-sec.com/ischaemum_indicum.htm

This is Hemarthria compressa. The compressed or flattened leaf sheaths is also a identifying character in addition to the nature of the raceme.



June15sk11/11 : Hemarthria compressa (L.f.) R.Br. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)
This is possibly Hemarthria compressa (L.f.) R.Br., I have seen only once – efi thread

Hemarthria compressa for validation, Amarkantak::NS March 18-05 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
This grass was recorded from campus of IGNTU, Amarkantak, M.P. in August 2016..
I hope it is Hemarthria compressa

Yes it is.


Unknown grass sp. from KD 02 April 2022: 3 images.
Attached images are  grass sp. from Assam. Please ID the grass sp.
Date : 19.04.2022
Location: Assam
Family : Poaceae
Genus & species : ??
Habit : Herb 

Is it Hemarthria compressa?

Hemarthria compressa



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