Sehima nervosa (Rottler) Stapf, in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 9: 36 (1917) as per POWO;
Sehima nervosum (Rottler) Stapf, Fl. Trop. Afr. 9: 36 1917. (Syn: Andropogon brownii Kunth; Andropogon macrostachyus (A.Rich.) Schweinf.; Andropogon nervosus Rottler; Andropogon nervosus Rottler ex Roem. & Schult.; Andropogon philippinensis Merr.; Andropogon robertianus Steud.; Andropogon sorghum var. nervosus (Rottler ex Roem. & Schult.) Stapf; Andropogon striatus Klein ex Willd.; Andropogon tacazensis Steud. [Illegitimate]; Hologamium nervosum (Rottler) Nees; Ischaemum laxum R.Br.; Ischaemum macrostachyum Hochst. ex A.Rich.; Ischaemum nervosum (Rottler) Thwaites; Ischaemum striatum (Willd.) Domin; Ischaemum striatum var. stenophyllum Domin; Pollinia striata (Willd.) Spreng.; Schizachyrium striatum (Willd.) Nees; Sehima macrostachyum Hochst. ex A.Rich. [Invalid]; Sehima macrostachyum Hochst. ex Hack.;                               Ischaemum
larum R. Br.
Eritrea to S. Tropical Africa, Arabian Peninsula S. Central China to Tropical Asia: Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Hainan, India, Jawa, Kenya, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen as per POWO;

Fwd: Identification of grass Poaceae,cyperaceae week dk1, dk2 ,dk 3 for identification& confirmation : Attachments (3). 2 posts by 2 authors.
sending photographs of grass from nandgaon for identification.

Sehima nervosum


ANOCT85 Poaceae for identification (2) : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).

Nandi Hills
28th October 2014

First and second image belongs to different grass? because in the first one awn is present at apical region of the raceme. Second one appears to be Digitaria sp, First one appears to be Pogonatherum crinitum

You are right sir. The second grass photo I clicked was of the grass next to the first one. I assumed them to be of the same species. Thank you.

kindly check in Genus Sehima
most probably Sehima nervosum. All pics of same species

Poaceae for ID :: MK MAR-003 2016 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Please help me to identify this grass. Genus level id would suffice.
Habitat: scrub forest floor / Savannah
Height: c.30 cm
Location: Tirupathi RF, AP
Date: 25 Feb 2016
Altitude: 200 m asl

It is Genus Sehima

It is most probably Sehima nervosum

Sehima nervosum


Need help with spindly long grass id : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)- around 700 kb each.
Bhopal; black soil; 11/10/2020

Entiropogon monostachyos

It is Sehima nervosum


Need help with grass id (entiropogon?): 4 images.
Bhopal; black soil

Sehima nervosum

Grass for ID : Borgad Conservation Reserve : Nasik : 01OCT21 : AK – 003:
Grass seen at the base of Borgad last month (1.10.21).
Couldn’t click pictures of the whole plant.


Unfortunately, these are the only pictures I have.

Could it be Eragrostis?
Eragrostis brachyphylla?
Just a guess.

I think it may be difficult to find even the genus with these images.

Sehima nervosum




POWO  The Plant List  Flora of Pakistan   Flora of China  GRIN  FAO  RBG Kew: GrassBase – Sehima nervosum Description

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