Digitaria bicornis (Lam.) Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg. 2: 470 1817. (Syn: Digitaria barbata Willd.; Digitaria barbulata Desv.; Digitaria bicornis subsp. gamblei Henrard; Digitaria biformis Willd. …; Digitaria commutata Schult.; Digitaria corymbosa subsp. marathensis Henrard .; Digitaria diversiflora Swallen; Digitaria nuda subsp. senegalensis Henrard; Digitaria queenslandica Henrard; Digitaria rottleri Roem. & Schult. [Invalid]; Digitaria sanguinalis f. commutata (Schult.) Haines; Digitaria setigera subsp. marathensis (Henrard) Henrard ex Bor .; Panicum adpressum Willd. [Illegitimate]; Panicum adpressum Forssk.; Panicum aegyptiacum var. blepharanthum (T.Durand & Schinz) Chiov.; Panicum appressum Kunth [Illegitimate]; Panicum barbatum (Willd.) Kunth [Illegitimate]; Panicum bicorne (Lam.) Kunth; Panicum biforme (Willd.) Kunth; Panicum ciliare A.Rich. [Illegitimate]; Panicum commutatum (Schult.f.) Nees [Illegitimate]; Panicum glaucescens Nees [Illegitimate]; Panicum macrostachyum Hochst. ex T.Durand & Schinz [Invalid]; Panicum neesii Kunth; Panicum sanguinale var. barcaldinense Domin ..; Paspalum bicorne Lam.; Paspalum sanguinale var. commutatum (Schult.) Hook.f.; Syntherisma barbata (Willd.) Nash);
 

Annuals. Culms to 50 cm high; nodes glabrous. Leaves 4-10 x 0.3-0.6 cm, linear-lanceolate, base rounded, apex acute or acuminate; sheaths lax, to 5 cm long; ligules to 3 mm long, truncate, membranous. Racemes usually 2, rarely 3 or more, each 5-12 cm long. Rhachis winged, serrate. Spikelets binate, heteromorphous, 2.5-3.5 mm long, oblong-elliptic, sessile ones glabrous or sparsely pubescent, pedicelled ones pectinate, pubescent. Lower glume scaly, sometimes absent. Upper glume 1-2.5 mm long, lanceolate, chartaceous, silky pubescent. Lower floret empty. Upper floret bisexual. First lemma 2.5-3.5 x 1 mm, elliptic-lanceolate, chartaceous, 7-nerved. Second lemma 2.5-3 x 1 mm, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, crustaceous. Palea 2.5-3 x 0.5-1 mm, elliptic-lanceolate, crustaceous, 2-keeled. Stamens 3; anthers c. 1 mm. Stigmas c. 1 mm long pink.

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


 
 

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This is from a field, photographed today. (3.10.14)


digitaria ciliaris


It is Digitaria ciliaris


Digitaria biformis. The hairs of the pedicelled spikelets spread at maturity. 


 

 
 
 
 
 

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