Digitaria radicosa (Miq.) Miq., Fl. Ned. Ind. 3: 437 1857. (Syn: Digitaria chinensis var. hirsuta Ohwi; Digitaria formosana Rendle .; Digitaria propinqua Gaudich. [Illegitimate]; Digitaria radicosa var. hirsuta (Honda) C.C.Hsu; Digitaria sanguinalis var. multinervis (Honda) Kitag.;  Digitaria sanguinalis var. timorensis (Kunth) Hayata; Digitaria tenuispica Rendle; Digitaria timorensis (Kunth) Balansa …; Panicum formosanum (Rendle) Makino & Nemoto ..;  Panicum radicosum J.Presl ..; Panicum sanguinale var. multinerve (Honda) Makino & Nemoto .; Panicum timorense Kunth; Paspalum sanguinale var. timorense (Kunth) A.Camus; Spartina glabriuscula Hassk. [Invalid]; Syntherisma formosana (Rendle) Honda ….; Syntherisma multinerve (Honda) Honda; Syntherisma multinervis (Honda) Honda .; Syntherisma sanguinale var. multinerve Honda .; Syntherisma tenuispica (Rendle) Keng);
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This grass is from my homeyard, as slim as a pin.
Species : UNKNOWN
Habit & Habitat : grass in front-yard
  • about 15 cm high
  • leaves : 3.5 cm x 0.25 cm
  • raceme 2, 4.5 cm
Date : 15/8/12, 12.03 P.M.
Place : Nalikul (Hooghly)

This could be some species of Digitaria, i am not sure about species but could be D. sanguinalis,
… would be best, who can tell more about the species.

Thank you very much for the probable ID of this grass. In one of my earlier post …elaborated on D. sanguinalisefi thread.
I think, not sure though, i can see the following features of Digitaria sanguinalis in my pictures –

  1. stiffer raceme
  2. zig zag winged rachis
  3. larger upper glume

This grass is Digitaria timorensis.


Hooghly-sk-Oct-39 – Grass : Digitaria radicosa (Miq.) Miq. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (7).
This must be the same as in my earlier upload, identified by …- efi thread


Grass id from BD_SM_1210 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Digitaria sp

Digitaria radicosa (D.timorensis)

Close up of inflorescence required for species confirmation.


Please validate the id : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5) – around 400 kb each.
Digitaria radicosa
Family : Poaceae
Place : Chilkigarh, WB
Date : March 2019

very nice close ups of the pink flowers. love it



Hooghly : sk-Oct-19 : grass : Digitaria radicosa (J.Presl) Miq.? : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).
Another 1 ft. grass, looks like earlier identified as Digitaria timorensis.

efi page on Digitaria radicosa syn. Digitaria timorensis (Kunth) Balansa

Stenotaphrum dimidiatum

I am afraid that this doesn’t look like Stenotaphrum dimidiatum (L.) Brongn., for this grass in this thread looks entirely different than what I see in FoI or in http://idao.cirad.fr/indexpageID=3 (5th from top).
If I do not make grave mistake this is Digitaria and most likely D. radicosa as in efi thread


SK 3275 30 December 2021 – Grass: 6 very high res. images.

Location: Surkhet, West Nepal
Altitude:  382 m.
Date: 28 August 2021
Habit : Wild

Digitaria timorense – racemes not yet spread out, may be due to aphid attack as several aphids are seen on the racemes.

Digitaria radicosa (J.Presl) Miq.