Eragrostis cilianensis (All.) Janch., Mitt. Naturwiss. Vereins Univ. Wien 5: 110 1907. (Syn: Briza eragrostis L.; Briza major L. ex Kunth; Briza megastachya Steud. [Invalid]; Briza oblonga Moench [Illegitimate]; Briza purpurascens Muhl.; Calotheca purpurascens (Muhl.) Spreng.; Eragrostis argentina Jedwabn.; Eragrostis articulata De Wild. [Illegitimate]; Eragrostis cilianensis subsp. major (Host) Maire & Weiller …….; Eragrostis costata B.L.Turner; Eragrostis eragrostis (L.) MacMill. [Invalid]; Eragrostis flexuosa Steud.; Eragrostis leersioides (C. Presl) Guss.; Eragrostis major Host [Illegitimate] .; Eragrostis megalostachya (Koeler) St.-Lag.; Eragrostis megastachya (Koeler) Link …..; Eragrostis monodii A.CamusEragrostis multiflora var. cilianensis (All.) Maire ……; Eragrostis oblonga (Moench) Baumg. [Illegitimate]; Eragrostis pappiana var. insularis (Chiov.) Mattei .; Eragrostis pappii Gand.; Eragrostis polyadenia Mattei; Eragrostis polymorpha Roem. & Schult.; Eragrostis polysperma Peter; Eragrostis pooides var. compacta Regel .; Eragrostis schweinfurthiana Jedwabn.; Eragrostis starosselskyi Grossh.; Eragrostis triticea (C.Presl) Steud.; Eragrostis virletii E.Fourn.; Eragrostis vulgaris C.Presl ex Steud. [Illegitimate] ..; Erosion cilianense (All.) Lunell; Megastachya eragrostis (L.) Roem. & Schult.; Megastachya leersioides C.Presl; Megastachya oblonga (Moench) P.Beauv. [Illegitimate]; Megastachya obtusa Schult.; Megastachya purpurascens (Muhl.) Schult.; Megastachya triticea C.Presl; Poa cachectica Schumach.; Poa cilianensis All.; Poa eragrostis (L.) Brot. [Illegitimate]; Poa flava Willd. ex Steud. [Invalid]; Poa flexuosa Roxb. [Illegitimate]; Poa leersioides (J.Presl) Guss.; Poa megastachya Koeler [Illegitimate]; Poa nuttallii Spreng. [Illegitimate]; Poa oblonga (Moench) Baumg. [Illegitimate]; Poa obtusa Nutt. [Illegitimate]; Poa pennsylvanica Nutt.; Poa philadelphica W.P.C.Barton [Illegitimate]; Poa polymorpha J.Koenig ex Rottb. [Illegitimate]; Poa roxburghiana Schult.; Poa tortuosa Spreng.; Poa triticea (J.Presl) Kunth; Poa triticea (C. Presl) Guss.);
Common name: Stink Grass, Candy grass, Gray lovegrass

Culms loosely tufted, erect or geniculate, to 60 cm. Leaf-blades flat, 6-16 x 0.5-0.9 cm, glabrous, glandular on margins; ligule a ciliolate rim, to 0.25 cm. Panicles ovate-oblong, to 20 cm; rachis glabrous; branches and pedicels capillary and often glandular; pedicels shorter than spikelets. Spikelets narrowly ovate-oblong, 0.4-1.8 x 0.2-0.4 cm, breaking up from base, 8-60-flowered; rachilla breaking off above glumes. Glumes broadly ovate, 0.15-0.22 cm, subequal, acute, often glandular on keel; lemmas broadly ovate, to 0.28 cm, chartaceous, often glandular on keel; paleas obovate, to 0.25 cm, scabrid on keels, persistent. Grain subglobose, reddish-brown, to 0.06 cm.

Flowering and fruiting: December-March 
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi




ANOCT66 Poaceae for identification (2) 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Bangalore outskirts
19th October 2014

Eragrostis cilianensis (All.) Janch (= Eragrostis major Host)


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