Eragrostis viscosa (Retz.) Trin., Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St.-Pétersbourg, Sér. 6, Sci. Math. 1: 397 1831. (syn: Eragrostis hirsutissima Peter; Eragrostis mangalorica Hochst. ex Miq.; Eragrostis retinorrhoea Steud.; Eragrostis strigosa Andersson; Eragrostis tenella var. viscosa (Retz.) Stapf; Eragrostis terebinthacea Kurz ex Stapf [Invalid]; Eragrostis transvaalensis Gand.; Eragrostis viscosa var. pilosissima (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) Hochst.; Poa glutinosa Roxb. ex Stapf [Invalid]; Poa viscosa Retz.; Poa viscosa var. pilosissima Hochst. ex A.Rich.);
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Common name: Sticky Lovegrass

“Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Poaceae- Eragrostis tenella from Pune—MR18 : 6 images. 3 posts by 2 authors.
Sharing images of Eragrostis tenella from Pune
the 1st image is from Sep 2011 and the rest from a different site at Pune in Nov 2011

The Nov images looks more like Eragrostis viscosa (E. tenella var. viscosa by some authors) as the plant is looking glandular. Kindly touch the plant to see whether it is sticky, especially at the base of the inflorescence.

“Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: – 06042013MR26 from Pune for ID —MR26” :  Attachments (3 + 2). 5 posts by 2 authors
kindly help Id this road side plant at Pune

Eragrostis. Post photographs of fully emerged inflorescence for sp. confirmation

Attaching images of emerged inflorescence. I am sorry the photographs are not very clear

Eragrostis viscosa


ID Part 1 : 10 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2) – 1 mb or more.
Please help in identification.
Location: Eastern Melghat, Vidarbha, Maharashtra
Date: November, 2017
Habitat: Degraded/ regenrating forests, in some cases shrublands.
Possibility: Eragrostis sp.?
PS. This is my first post at efloraofindia. If some information is missing that leads to inefficiency in identifying the species, do let me know. I will try to update the information as per requirements.

More close to Eragrostis sp.

Eragrostis sp. You have the only ability for finalizing because you have plant material …; please finalize.

Eragrostis viscosa. Some authors say Eragrostis tenella var. viscosa. The difference is the presence of glands on the pedicel. If you try pressing the inflorescence with your fingers, you can feel the stickiness due to the secretion from the glands. If you could show us the base of the inflorescence, these glands and viscous nature could be more evident. The photo is very good, showing the cilia on the palea, hairy nodes of the panicle axis, glandular secretions, etc.

300519AB1 Plant for ID : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (2)

It will be useful if you could help in the identification of the following grass. I have only one photo of the plant. The other photo is of the grass patch. Very abundant.

Date/Time- November 2, 2017; 09:18 AM

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Eastern Melghat, 21°17.483′ N, 77°22.530′ E (North)

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild

Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-  Herb

Height/Length- 2’ Height

This has already been identified as Eragrostis viscosa (or Eragrostis tenella var. viscosa) on this group. This is the link for the original post


Grass for ID : Nasik : 05JUL21 : AK- 02: 2 images.
A wild grass seen in Dec, 20 in Nasik.


Eragrostis viscosa


Grass for ID : Nasik : 27OCT21 : AK – 026: 3 images.
Wild grass seen along the road last week (27.10.21).

Pl. post high res. images.

3 high res. images.

Eragrostis viscosaCould you touch it and feel the stickiness. You can see the glandular patches on the pedicels and peduncle

I will remember to feel it during my next visit.





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