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);
Tropical & Subtropical Old World: Algeria, Angola, Assam, Benin, Borneo, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Congo, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Pakistan, Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe; Introduced into: Alabama, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Caroline Is., Chagos Archipelago, Colombia, Cuba, Easter Is., Florida, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Guatemala, Marianas, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Peru, Queensland, Réunion, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela as per POWO;
Common name: Thalia Lovegrass

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.  
Date :04.06.2014
Location: Assam
Family : Poaceae
Genus & species : ??
Habitat: Grows wild on wet place
Habit : Herb

Eragrostis species?

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.

Eragrostis atrovirens


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

Identify the grass?: 2 high res. images.
Habitat: grow in garden
Location: kota rajasthan
Date: 16/06/2022

Eragrostis sp.

Do you have full plant image. Is it naturally growing or grown in the garden? How tall is its?

Sir it grow in a garden as a weed.

Eragrostis atrovirens




POWO  The Plant List Ver.1.1  GRIN  Grassbase  India Biodiversity Portal  Flowers of India  Flora of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India

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