Sacciolepis interrupta (Willd.) Stapf, Fl. Trop. Afr. 9: 757 1920. (Syn: Hymenachne interrupta (Willd.) Buse; Panicum interruptum Willd.; Panicum inundatum Kunth [Illegitimate]; Panicum roxburghianum Schult. [Illegitimate]; Panicum turritum Thunb. [Invalid]; Panicum uliginosum Roth; Sacciolepis mukuku Vanderyst [Invalid]; Sacciolepis simaoensis Y.Y.Qian);
Guinea-Bissau, Chad, Tanzania to Botswana, China (Yunnan) to Tropical Asia: Assam, Bangladesh, Botswana, Chad, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Guinea-Bissau, India, Jawa, Laos, Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Sumatera, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe as per POWO;
Common name: Interrupted Cupscale Grass

Annuals. Culms 25-90 cm long, erect, creeping or geniculate, spongy and floating, rooting at the nodes below; nodes glabrous. Leaves 5-30 x 0.3-1.2 cm, lanceolate or linear, base rounded, apex acute or acuminate; sheaths to 16 cm long; ligules ovate, membranous. Panicles 4-25 cm long, spiciform, interrupted. Spikelets 3-5 mm long, ovate-lanceolate. Lower glume 1-1.5 x 1 mm, ovate-oblong. Upper glume 3-5 x 1-2 mm, ovate-lanceolate. Lower floret male or barren. Upper floret bisexual. First lemma similar to the upper glume. Palea 2-3 mm olong, oblong, hyaline. Second lemma 2-3 x 1-1.5 mm, ovate-oblong, subcoriaceous. Palea 2-3 mm long, elliptic, 2-keeled, hyaline. Stamens 3; anthers violet. Stigmas pink. Grains c. 2 mm long, ovoid.

Flowering and fruiting: Throughout the year
Tropics of South East Asia and Africa
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)


Sacciolepis interrupta (Willd.) Stapf SN Sep 11 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Sacciolepis interrupta (Willd.) Stapf,
wild grass from Denkanikota area of Krishnagiri dt Tamilnadu


Grass for I’d from Bilaspur: 3 high res. images.
Request for I’d of a grass growing in aquatic conditions from Bilaspur. Appears to be Alopecurus. Photographed in November, 2022.

Alopecurus geniculatus L. or  Alopecurus nepalensis Trin. ex Steud. ??

Sacciolepis interrupta