Schoenoplectiella mucronata (L.) J.Jung & H.K.Choi, J. Pl. Biol. 53(3): 230 2010. (Syn: Eleocharis triangulata (Roxb.) Sieber ex C.Presl; Heleophylax mucronatus (L.) Schinz & Thell.; Hymenochaeta preslii (A.Dietr.) Nakai; Isolepis mucronata (L.) Fourr.; Schoenoplectiella triangulata (Roxb.) J.Jung & H.K.Choi; Schoenoplectus javanus (Nees) Palla; Schoenoplectus mucronatus (L.) Palla ……………; Schoenoplectus triangulatus (Roxb.) Soják; Scirpus abactus Ohwi; Scirpus acutus J.Presl & C.Presl [Illegitimate]; Scirpus cognatus Hance; Scirpus glomeratus Scop. [Illegitimate]; Scirpus javanus Nees; Scirpus mauritanicus Steud.; Scirpus mucronatus L. …; Scirpus muticus D.Don; Scirpus mysurensis B.Heyne ex Wall. [Invalid]; Scirpus preslii A.Dietr.; Scirpus sundanus Miq.; Scirpus triangulatus Roxb. ….; Scirpus tricarinatus Pers.);
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Culms 40-60 cm high, few together, spongy below, mouth of sheath acute. Spikelets 0.6-1 x 0.6 cm, oblong, 10-25 in a cluster 2.5 cm below the tip of the stem; glumes 4 x 3 mm, obovate, shortly mucronate, pale brown. Nut 2 x 1.7 mm, plano-convex, truncate, apiculate, dark brown; bristles equal to the nut brown.

Flowering and fruiting: October-December
Grasslands, wet fallow fields, banks of streams and pools
Eurasia, from Central and South Europe east to Japan
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)


Grass ID from Bangladesh_SM_2502 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Habitat: Swampy land
Location: Barisal City, Southern Bangladesh
Picture take: Nov, 2018

It is Schoenoplectus mucronatus (L.) Palla



Grass for ID : 4 posts by 3 authors.

This grass was photographed in BANDHAVGARH National Park.
It was standing in a small pool about 3 feet tall.
May I request you to please help me in ID this grass.

Not a grass. It is Cyperaceae. Kindly look Scirpus/Schoenoplectus group

It is Schoenoplectus mucronatus (L.) Palla, family Cyperaceae

Please identify this plant details of which are as follows:
Date           :  16.08.14                                                            

Location     :Mannavanur , Kodaikanal, Palni hills, Dindigul dt, TN
Altitude      :approx 6500 ft

Habitat       :grassland stream
Habit          😕 Cyperaceae
Height        :2 to 3 ft

Schoenoplectus acutus (Muhl. ex Bigelow) Á.Löve & D.Löve

Schoenoplectus acutus (Muhl. ex Bigelow) Á.Löve & D.Löve

Thanks for the suggestion. I understand from Wikipedia that this is an American sp. Is that so and is it an invasive one? Please clarify.

Schoenoplectus species so far in efi

Schoenoplectus mucronatus (L.) Palla (= Scirpus mucronatus L.) is with triangular stem and reported from Kodaikanal, is having wide distribution in the old world.

Thanks, … Is it finally Schoenoplectus mucronatus or Schoenoplectus acutus

It is Schoenoplectus mucronatus (L.) Palla
Schoenoplectus acutus (Muhl. ex Bigelow) Á.Löve & D.Löve is not found in Asia.


Schoenoplectiella mucronata (L.) J.Jung & H.K.Choi submission AS3 January 2023: 5 high res. images.
Adding some images of Schoenoplectiella mucronata, which is poorly represented on eFI website.
Schoenoplectiella mucronata (L.) J.Jung & H.K.Choi
Family – Cyperaceae
Habitat – In stagnant water/lakes
Photographed in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu
In November 2022