Eragrostis atrovirens (Desf.) Trin. ex Steud., Nomencl. Bot. ed. 2, 1: 562 1840. (syn: Briza elegans Osbeck; Eragrostis atrovirens var. hesperidum Maire; Eragrostis atroviridis Maire [Illegitimate]; Eragrostis biformis (Kunth) Benth.; Eragrostis bromoides Jedwabn. [Illegitimate]; Eragrostis luzoniensis Steud.; Eragrostis multiflora var. biformis (Kunth) A.Chev.; Eragrostis multinodis B.S.Sun & S.Wang; Eragrostis sudanica A.Chev.; Poa atrovirens Desf.; Poa biformis Kunth);
Perennials. Culms 30-80 cm high, densely tufted; nodes glabrous. Leaves 4-15 x 0.2-0.4 cm, linear-lanceolate or linear-acuminate, base rounded or shallowly cordate, flat or rolled, glaucous; sheaths 2.5-6 cm long; ligule truncate, membranous. Panicles 14-30 cm long, lax. Spikelets 3-8 x 2-3 mm, ovate or ovate-oblong, 10-30-flowered, grey. Lower glume 1-2 x 0.5-1 mm, ovate-lanceolate, 1-nerved. Upper glume 1-2 x 0.5-1 mm, ovate-lanceolate, 1-nerved. Lemmas 2-2.5 x 1-1.5 mm, broadly ovate, acute, 3-nerved. Paleas c. 2 x 0.5 mm, elliptic-lanceolate, 2-keeled, keels ciliolate. Stamens 3; anthers c. 1 mm long. Ovary c. 0.5 mm long, oblong; stigmas 0.5-1 mm long. Grains c. 1 mm long, ellipsoid.
Flowering and fruiting: Throughout the year
Riverbanks, grasslands and dry deciduous forests
Africa and Indo-Malesia
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi
Grass sp. from Assam : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4).
Attached images are grass sp. Please ID the plant.
Family : Poaceae
Genus & species : ??
Habitat: Grows wild on wet place
Habit : Herb
Eragrostis atrovirens. This is a highly variable species with variation in colour of spikelets, though atrovirens means ‘dark green’. In this picture, the colour is not that dark green and is also suffused with some purple colouration. There is also variation in size of the plant, perennation, length of inflorescence, etc. If left ungrazed, it can become very tall with long and dense inflorescence.
Grass for id : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 2 Mb.
Request for I’d of a grass from Bilaspur.
Photographed in June 2020.
Grass I’d request : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Request for identification of a grass species from Bilaspur. Photographed in June 2020.
Is it Poa?
Eragrostis atrovirens as per Grass for id