Paspalum scrobiculatum L., Mant. Pl. 1: 29 1767. (Syn: Paspalum adelogaeum Steud.; Paspalum akoense Hayata; Paspalum amazonicum Trin.; Paspalum auriculatum J.Presl; Paspalum barbatum Schumach. [Illegitimate]; Paspalum borbonicum Steud.; Paspalum boscianum Flüggé; Paspalum brunneum Bosc ex Flüggé; Paspalum cartilagineum J.Presl .; Paspalum coloratum Rich. ex Döll [Invalid]; Paspalum commersonii Lam.; …; Paspalum commutatum Nees; Paspalum confertum J.Le Conte; Paspalum coromandelinum Lam.; Paspalum deightonii (C.E.Hubb.) Clayton; Paspalum dissectum Nees .; Paspalum firmum Trin.; Paspalum frumentaceum Rottler ex P.Beauv [Invalid]; Paspalum horneri Henrard; Paspalum jardinii Steud.; Paspalum kora Willd.; Paspalum ledermannii Mez; Paspalum longifolium var. pseudo-orbiculare Jansen; Paspalum mauritanicum Nees ex Steud. [Illegitimate]; Paspalum metabolon Steud.; Paspalum metzii Steud.; Paspalum moratii Toutain; Paspalum orbiculare G.Forst. .; Paspalum palustre Vanderyst [Invalid]; Paspalum polo F.M.Bailey; Paspalum polystachyum R.Br.; Paspalum puberulum Roem. & Schult.; Paspalum pubescens R.Br. [Illegitimate]; Paspalum purpurascens Elliott; Paspalum scrobiculatum var. auriculatum (J.Presl & C.Presl) Merr. ………………; Paspalum serpens J.Presl ex Trin.; Paspalum thunbergii var. minus Makino; Paspalum virgatum Walter [Illegitimate] ..; Paspalum zollingeri Steud.);





grass ID1 from Hooghly 15/9/12 SK1: I regret that i have lost the piece of paper where i noted down leaf & raceme sizes of this grass. There were a few of this grass in an uncultivated land growing by the dense vegetation of Saccharum sp. (possibly S. spontaneum L.).

Is this grass Paspalum scrobiculatum L. ?
Species ; UNKNOWN
Habit & Habitat : found in an uncultivated land, about 2.5 feet high
Date : 8/9/12, 3.00 p.m.
Place : Gobra (Hooghly)

Yes it is Paspalum scrobiculatum.

Thank you very much Sir. Now i have data on its leaves and raceme, and also more pictures, recorded today.

Height : decumbent erect, erect part about 2 feet, a few roots at nodes at the base region
Leaves : average 10 cm x 6 mm
Raceme : 6 cm





ANSEPT80 Poaceae member for identification : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5).

26th September 2014
Bangalore outskirts

I would have certainly identified it as Paspalum scrobiculatum L., if there were a few racemes more…. but then FoC says it can have only two racemes.
Please, wait for experts…

Thank you very much for identifying as P. scrobiculatum sir. 🙂

I did a mistake, the correct words would be – Paspalum scrobiculatum L. sometimes can have more than two racemes. Please, check the KEY by …- efi thread

i am agreeing with …

It is Paspalum scrobiculatum. It may have 2 or 3 racemes. No issues! 


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