Cymbopogon distans (Nees ex Steud.) W.Watson, Gaz. N. W. Ind. 392 1882. (Syn: Andropogon distans Nees ex Steud.; Andropogon nardus var. distans (Steud.) Hack.);
Pakistan to Central China: China North-Central, China South-Central, Nepal, Pakistan, Tibet, West Himalaya as per POWO;

Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Poaceae 07042013GS5 grass for ID from Kashmir-GS70 : Attachments (4). 3 posts by 2 authors.
This grass was photographed from below Jawahar Tunnel in Kashmir. Pl. help in ID

It is Cymbopogon sp. The racemes are yet to emerge out from the spathes. Probably C.distans if altitude is above 1500m or C.jwarancusa if altitude is low.

Yes the altitude is about 2100 m. Thanks for the lead.

Yes the altitude is about 2100 m. Thanks for the lead.

Yes it should be Cymbopogon distans

Does not look like Cymbopogon distans and no distribution !

OK, …


Regarding the ID of Poaceae Plant from Sawahal, Hamirpur, H.P.: 5 images.
Sharing a perennial grass plant growing in dry and seasonally moist open slopes with limited distribution in Upper Shiwaliks. Kindly ID this species.

Habitat:  Dry and seasonally moist open slopes.
Occurrence: Not very common.
Flowering: Early Summers.
Observations: Stems are Purple-red, leaves are dark green, plants in flowering look quite attractive and ornamental.
Photographed at Hamirpur, H.P
Date: April, 2024

Cymbopogon distans




POWO  The Plant List  GRIN  Flora of Pakistan  Annonated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  Flora of China RBG Kew: GrassBase – Cymbopogon distans Description  hortipedia

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