Microstegium fasciculatum (L.) Henrard, Blumea 3: 453 1940. (Syn: Andropogon fasciculatus L.; Andropogon vagans Rendle; Chloris fasciculata (L.) Thell. [Illegitimate]; Dactylodes fasciculatum (L.) Kuntze; Ephebopogon gratus Nees & Meyen ex Steud. [Invalid]; Eulalia bequaertii (De Wild.) De Wild.; Eulalia ciliata (Trin.) Kuntze; Eulalia grata (Hack.) Kuntze; Eulalia monantha (Nees) Kuntze; Eulalia parceciliata (Pilg.) Pilger ex Peter; Eulalia vagans (Steud.) Kuntze; Leptatherum bequaertii (De Wild.) Robyns; Microstegium bequaertii (De Wild.) Henrard; Microstegium breviaristatum (Rendle) A.Camus; Microstegium calochloa (K.Schum. & Lauterb.) Pilg.; Microstegium ciliatum (Trin.) A.Camus; Microstegium ciliatum var. latifolium Ohwi; Microstegium ciliatum var. laxum (Nees ex Steud.) Reeder; Microstegium gracile (Ridl.) A.Camus;  Microstegium gratum (Hack.) A.Camus; Microstegium integrum Ohwi, pro syn.; Microstegium monanthum (Nees) A.Camus; Microstegium montanum (Nees ex Steud.) HenrardMicrostegium montanum var. hirsutum Jansen; Microstegium parciciliatum (Pilg.) Pilg.; Microstegium vagans (Nees ex Steud.) A.Camus; Microstegium vagans (Nees ex Steud.) Hand.-Mazz.; Microstegium vagans var. dubium (Hack.) Hand.-Mazz.; Microstegium vagans var. scandens Bor; Pollinia bequaertii De Wild.; Pollinia calochloa K.Schum. & Lauterb.; Pollinia ciliata Trin.; Pollinia ciliata var. breviaristata Rendle; Pollinia ciliata f. grata (Hack.) Backer; Pollinia ciliata subsp. laxa (Nees ex Steud.) Hack.; Pollinia ciliata var. laxa (Nees ex Steud.) Hack. ex Hook.f.; Pollinia ciliata var. seminuda (Hack.) Hook.f.; Pollinia ciliata subsp. seminuda Hack.; Pollinia gracilis Ridl.; Pollinia grata Hack.; Pollinia grata var. hirsuta Hook.f.; Pollinia lancea Nees ex Steud., nom. superfl.; Pollinia laxa Nees ex Steud.; Pollinia monantha Nees ex Steud.; Pollinia montana Nees ex Steud.; Pollinia parceciliata Pilg.; Pollinia vagans Nees ex Steud.; Pollinia vagans var. dubia Hack.; Tripsacum fasciculatum (L.) Raspail);
Uganda to Malawi, Trop. & Subtrop. Asia: Andaman Is., Assam, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Japan, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Zaïre as per POWO;
Assam; China South-Central; China Southeast; East Himalaya; Hainan; India; Jawa; Laos; Lesser Sunda Is.; Malawi; Malaya; Maluku; Myanmar; Nepal; New Guinea; Philippines; Rwanda; Sri Lanka; Sulawesi; Sumatera; Taiwan; Tanzania; Thailand; Uganda; Vietnam; West Himalaya; Zare as per Catalogue of life;
Common name: Bundled Browntop Grass

Annuals; culms 50 cm tall, geniculate; nodes glabrous. Leaves 10 x 1.5 cm, lanceolate, acute to either ends, aristate, glabrous. Racemes 5-10, slender, sub-digitate, 6-7 cm long. Spikelets similar, 4-5 x 1 mm, paired, one pedicelled and one sessile; lower glume 4 x 1 mm, elliptic, shortly 2-cleft at apex, 4-nerved, glabrous; upper glume 4 x 1 mm, boat-shaped, acuminate, 4-nerved; lower floret absent; upper bisexual; second lemma forms the hyaline base of the awn; awn 5-6 mm long; palea 0.5 mm long, hyaline; stamens 3; ovary elliptic, glabrous, stigma plumose.

Flowering and fruiting: December-February
Banks of streams and margins of forests
India to Myanmar
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)

Attached images are unkown grass sp. Please ID for it.

Date : 21.12.2012

Location: Kamrup district

Family : Poaceae

Genus & species : Unknown

Habitat: Grows wild on hilly slopes. Abundant in the area

Habit : Herb

Microstegium vagans

Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: -grass 02 KD from Kamrup district, Assam for ID. : Attachments (5). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Attached images are unknown grass species. Please ID for these.

Microstegium vagans. The depression on the spikelet is the identifying character of Microstegium. Also the leaf base is narrowed almost into a petiole.


One more grass for ID ABAUG01/25 : 4 posts by 2 authors. 3 images.

This one was growing next to the other grass I posted earlier. The leaves were not too dissimilar (narrower and darker though) but the flowers I felt were. Please advise.
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
17 August 2015

Microstegium ciliatum


Microstegium vimineum submission : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6) – around 650 kb each.

Here’s a new grass species addition to site.
Microstegium vimineum
Common Name – Nepalese Browntop/ Japanese Stiltgrass
Family – Poaceae
The species can be easily recognised by having leaves with silver midrib and no waviness.
Habitat – Found in shady moist conditions along brooklet under Bamboo canopy.
Photographed at Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh
In October 2019

This is Microstegium ciliatum
Microstegium vimineum usually has solitary racemes and sometimes with a branch.

Thanks … for correcting.
…, As per gbif Microstegium ciliatum is synonym of Microstegium fasciculatum
Moreover FOC also mentioned that both species are closely related and even difficult to distinguish at least in herbarium.
Here’s the link
So i think for now following gbif we should merge the Microstegium ciliatum page into Microstegium fasciculatum

Thanks, … Done the needful pl.