Cenchrus setiger Vahl, Enum. Pl. Obs. 2: 395 1806. (syn: Cenchrus bulbifer Hochst. ex Boiss. [Invalid]; Cenchrus ciliaris var. setiger (Vahl) Maire & Weiller; Cenchrus montanus Nees [Invalid]; Cenchrus montanus Steud.; Cenchrus quinquevalvis Buch.-Ham. ex Wall. [Invalid]; Cenchrus schimperi Hochst. & Steud. [Invalid]; Cenchrus tripsacoides R.Br. [Invalid]; Cenchrus uniflorus Ehrenb. ex Boiss. [Invalid]; Pennisetum ciliare var. setigerum (Vahl) Leeke; Pennisetum setigerum (Vahl) Wipff; Pennisetum vahlii Kunth [Illegitimate]);
Sahara to W. Indo-China and Tanzania as per WCSP;
Perennial, forming clumps from a ± bulbous base; culms 5-80 cm high, geniculately ascending. Leaf-blades 2-20 cm long, 2-7 mm wide. Panicle 2-12 cm long; involucres cup-shaped, 3-7 mm long; inner spines short, flattened, connate for a quarter to half their length to form a cup, glabrous or obscurely puberulous and grooved on the face, occasionally sparsely ciliate on the margins, green to dark purple, antrorsely scaberulous, narrowly triangular at the tip; outer spines few, short, often suppressed, rarely almost as long as the inner. Spikelets 1-3 per burr, 3-5 mm long.
Flowering and fruiting: June-December
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This common grass was shot from district Karnal and also from other places in Haryana, id please…
This is Cenchrus setigerus
Grass For ID : 170813 : AK-2 : Attachments (2). 6 posts by 3 authors.
A grass seen in Muscat, Oman on 30/12/2011.
Can be Cenchrus sp.
Thanks … for a possible id. Could it be Cenchrus ciliaris?
efi page on Pennisetum ciliare ((syn: (≡) Cenchrus ciliaris L. (basionym))
It is Cenchrus setigerus grass. It is palatable and common in Rajasthan. I attached Two images of Cenchrus setigerus and Cenchrus ciliaris.
Please identify the grass here in photos. It is 12cm high and spread as much. The picture was taken on 26.12.2015 at Tuglakabaf, New Delhi.
this one is cenchrus setigerus
Plant name: Cenchrus setigerus Vahl, Enum. Pl. 2: 395. 1805.
Ver. names: Birdwood grass, Dhaman (Eng.); Anjan gaddi (Tel.)
Description: Perennial herbs. Culms bulbous at base, geniculately ascending, 20–80 cm tall. Leaf sheaths keeled, scabrous; leaf blades linear, 2–20 × 0.4–0.8 cm, adaxial surface pilose with long scattered hairs. Panicle stiff, 4–12 × 0.6–0.7 cm, burrs overlapping by about half their length, rachis scabro-puberulous. Burrs broadly oblong with rounded base, 0.3–0.7 cm, subsessile; inner spines short, flattened, connate for 1/4–1/2 their length forming a tough cup, flattened free tips narrowly triangular, erect, grooved on inner the face, shortly ciliate; outer spines few, very short, often suppressed, reduced to bristles around periphery of cupule. Spikelets 1-3 in burr, 3.5–5 mm long.
Habitat & location: Occasional in dry sandy soils and low hills. Photographed at Nellore rural.
I think last 2 photographs belongs to Cenchrus biflorus
All photographs belong to the same plant; identified with the help of BSI