I.prostratum has reddish stems which can be easily distinguished from a distance
 

 

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Please ID this weed from Hyderabad
Family: Poaceae


Its Iseilema prostratum.


It is Iseilema laxum. I.prostratum has reddish stems which can be easily distinguished from a distance.


 

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Am not sure of this id but think it is Pseudanthistiria heteroclita.

Seen near Mumbai in a grassland at the foot of a hill.
Confirmation / correction will be appreciated.
My apologies for the delayed posting. I have found a couple more of such (grass) images and will be happy to post them if it is OK with the modreator(s).


This is Iseilema laxum.

Hairy awns, pedicelled involucral spikelets, flattened leaf sheaths, etc. are the identification characters. Themeda has sessile involucral spikelets.

Pseudanthistiria has glabrous awns. 


Many Thanks for the correct id and the accompanying explanation.


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Identification of Grasses 1 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
please help me to identify this grass from E.ghats.
tufted perennial, culm 50 cm tall, inflorescence nodes bearded, spikes many noded;


Iseilema sp. Insufficient details for identification. Try I. hackelii (I. laxum in Bor, 1960).


I think it is Iseilema species


CHRYSOPOGON SP


It may be Iseilema laxum


Thank you, … has also identified it as Iseilema laxum


This is Iseilema laxum. The pedicelled involucral spikelets four in number enclosing the main awned spikelet is the character of the genus. In case of Themeda, the involucral spikelets are sessile.

Nice and clear photograph!


 
 
 
 
 
 

References:

The Plant List  GRIN (As in bold at top)  Flora of Pakistan  FAO

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