Arundinella leptochloa (Steud.) Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 76 1896. (syn: Arundinella gigantea Dalzell; Arundinella lawsonii Hook.f.; Arundinella nervosa Thwaites; Diplachne halei Nash; Diplachne panicoides (J.Presl) McNeill; Eragrostis panicoides (J.Presl) Steud.; Leptochloa floribunda Döll; Leptochloa halei (Nash) Scribn. & Merr.; Leptochloa panicoides (J.Presl) Hitchc. (unresolved); Leptochloa panicoides Wight ex Steud. [Invalid]; Megastachya panicoides J.Presl; Panicum leptochloa Nees ex Steud.; Panicum zeylanicum Arn. ex Hook.f. [Invalid]; Poa panicoides (J.Presl) Kunth);
Perennials. Culms 40-110 cm high, erect; nodes glabrous. Leaves 5-27 x 0.5-1.5 cm, linear-lanceolate or linear, base rounded or shallowly cordate, apex acuminate, tuberculate-pilose; sheaths to 12 cm long, tubercle-based hairy; ligules ovate, thin, membranous.
Panicles 10-27 cm long, lax; branches to 8 cm long.
Spikelets 3-4 mm long, elliptic-lanceolate. Lower glume 1.5-3 x 1-1.5 mm, ovate-acute, 3-nerved, nerves scaberulous. Upper glume 2-3 x 1-1.5 mm, ovate-lanceolate, 5-nerved. Lower floret male. Upper floret bisexual. First lemma 2-2.5 x 1-1.5 mm, ovate-oblong, 5-nerved. Palea 1.5-2 x 0.5-1 mm, oblong-elliptic, hyaline. Stamens 3. Second lemma 1-1.5 x 0.5-1 mm, oblong-elliptic, muricate. Palea c. 1 x 0.5 mm, oblong-lanceolate, delicate with wart-like out growths. Stamens 3; anthers pink. Stigmas 1-1.5 mm long, violet.
Flowering and fruiting: Throughout the year
Grasslands and degraded forest areas
Global Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
(From India Biodiversity Portal;
Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week :: Poaceae for ID :: 20 DEC 10 05:53 :: DV24 : 2 images. 3 posts by 2 authors.
Place, Altitude: resort garden in Amba village … about 1872 ft asl
Date, Time: 20 DEC 10 … 05:53pm
Habitat: perhaps an escape, growing in untended landscaped garden
Habit: erect herb; not sure of height
With the following two views and insufficient information, it may not be possible to arrive to specific ID
GRASS WEEK-22/12/2010 SMP 1: Attachments (1). 4 posts by 4 authors.
A grass species around 1 feet high for ID. Amba ghat Western ghats.
Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: SMP18 Pune for ID : Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Satara, Oct 2014 :: Requesting ID – tall grass :: ARKNOV-42 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Requesting to please provide ID of this tall grass captured near Satara, Maharashtra in October 2014.
Leptochloa sp. hopefully; L.chinensis and L.panicea are both found in MH.
Thank you … for the feedback….hoping to receive species ID…
Species id without more detailed close-up images may be difficult …
This is Arundinella leptochloa. It is different from the Genus Leptochloa, but due to similarity from a distance, the species was named as Arundinella leptochloa
it is Arundinella leptochloa
Request for identification of a grass : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1) – 3 mb.
Submitting a request for identification of a grass from Chalakkara, Mahe. The photograph was taken in November 2019.
This is not enough information to Grass ID Sir JI, you can post habit and leaves close,
Seems to Digitaria or Panicum sp.,
Thanks a lot … I have several pictures but could not upload them since it could not accept heavy files. I will try uploading it now.
Attachments (1)- 4 mb.
You can upload them one by one in replies.
This is Arundinella leptochloa – very common in Malabar. Also found in purple form.