Saccharum rufipilum Steud., Syn. Pl. Glumac. 1: 409 1854. (Syn: Erianthus fulvus Nees ex Hack. [Illegitimate]; Erianthus lancangensis Y.Y.Qian; Erianthus pallens Hack.; Erianthus rufipilus Griseb.; Erianthus versicolor Nees ex Steud.; Erianthus versicolor var. pallens (Hack.) Hook. f.; Miscanthus rufipilus (Steud.) Grassl);
Pakistan to Central & S. China: Assam, Bangladesh, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya as per POWO (Tripidium rufipilum (Steud.) Welker, Voronts. & E.A.Kellogg, Phytotaxa 471: 297 (2020));
Common name: Red-Hair Plumegrass


Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Poaceae :060413 ARK-09 from Almora : Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author.
Attaching photographs of Saccharum rufipilum from Almora in November 2012



Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Poaceae- 05042013GS3 grass for ID from Chakrata-GS53 :  Attachments (2).  5 posts by 4 authors.
Tall grass photographed from Chakrata, pl. help in ID

Saccharum sp.?

Saccharum rufipilum


SK 2795 20 October 2020 – Grass : 12 posts by 3 authors. 5 images- 4 to 6 mb each.

Location: Matatirtha, Kathmandu
Date: 03 October 2020 
Elevation: 2049m.
Habit : Wild

Check with B. pertusa

Bothriochloa sp.

Thank you …!
By the way is it more close to Bothriochloa bladhii (Retz.) S.T.Blake ???

Thank you … !
Saccharum rufipilum Steud. ( Syn : Erianthus rufipilus (Steud.) Griseb.)

Is it as per …?
I did not see his reply.

Yes …!


SK 3663 December 2022 – Poaceae: 6 very high res. images.
Location: Chandragiri, Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude : 1886m.
Date: 05 December2022
Habitat : Wild

Erianthus rufipilus

Saccharum rufipilum Steud. !


Grass from Him. Zool. Park Sikkim-1-for id- resending:
Have attached one grass for id from Sikkim. 

– My HZP-Grass-1 has been tentatively identified by Dr. P. Singh of BSI-Kolkata as a Saccharum sp.

I think it appears closer to images at Saccharum rufipilum Steud.

Yes. Erianthus rufipilus/ Saccharum rufipilum





POWO (Tripidium rufipilum (Steud.) Welker, Voronts. & E.A.Kellogg, Phytotaxa 471: 297 (2020));  The Plant List  GRIN  Flora of Pakistan  Flora of China  RBG Kew: GrassBase – Saccharum rufipilum Description  Flowers of India

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