Iseilema laxum Hack., Monogr. Phan. 6: 682 1889. (syn: Iseilema jainiana P.Umam. & P.Daniel);
Indian Subcontinent to Indo-China: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand as per POWO (Iseilema prostratum (L.) Andersson);.


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.


Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week:: Pseudanthistiria heteroclita is it :  Attachments (7). 3 posts by 2 authors.
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.

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


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!


Wetland Grass: 3 images- 2 high res.
Help me to id this wetland grass from Gujarat, Oct-2021

Check with Themeda

Iseilema laxum


Is this Iseilima?: 3 images.
Bhopal; black soil; 7/1/2022

Yes. Iseilema laxum.

Sir, what is it’s distinguising characteritic from Iseilima antheophoroides, for example?

I. anthephoroides will have short pedicels of involucral spikelets (as long as broad) while I.laxum have long pedicels (much longer than width) of involucral spikelets.



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