Eragrostis tenuifolia (A.Rich.) Hochst. ex Steud., Syn. Pl. Glumac. 1: 268 (1854) (syn: Eragrostis parviglumis Hochst. ex Steud. ; Eragrostis tenuifolia var. polytricha Peter ; Poa tenuifolia A.Rich.);
Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, India, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Oman, Rwanda, Réunion, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe; Introduced into: Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Canary Is., Chile Central, Colombia, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Easter Is., Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Galápagos, Great Britain, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Madeira, Malaya, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicaragua, Northern Territory, Panamá, Peru, Philippines, Queensland, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tasmania, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Western Australia, Windward Is. as per POWO;
Annuals or perennials; culms tufted, 20-60 cm high, erect. Leaves 15-25 x 0.2-0.5 cm, linear; base rounded; sheath rounded; ligule a rim of membrane. Panicle 10-20 cm long, effuse, glabrous. Spikelets 0.5-1.3 cm long, linear-oblong, serrate; glumes similar, ovate-lanceolate, 1-nerved; florets 10-18, all bisexual; lemmas 2.25 x 1.5 mm, broadly ovate, mucronate, greyish black; palea curved, truncate at apex, persistent; anthers 1 mm long.
Flowering and fruiting: March-September
Wet areas in wastelands
Tropical Africa and South India
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)
ANOCT28 Please identify this grass (2) : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6).
It is a species of Eragrostis, Bangalore out skirts one species of Eragrostis, 4 feet tall and cultivated as fodder grass.
Is it Eragrostis minor?
efi page on Eragrostis minor
This is Eragrostis tenuifolia. The characteristic feature is a gladular patch in the middle part of the pedicel of each of the spikelet clearly visible in IMG_7230.jpg. The lemmas have a small mucro at the tip and the lateral nerves are not visible. The IMG_7230 tells it all.
Thank you very much … I will certainly be able to identify this grass from now on.
SD021 Plant ID assistance : 5 posts by 2 authors. 2 images
Kindly assist with ID of this grass. Clicked 30th Aug, 20. Found in New Delhi
POWO does not give its distribution here.
Chrysopogon zizanoides (Vetiveria zizanoides)
Eragrostis tenuifolia in the foreground and Chrysopogon (Vetiveria) zizanoides in the background
MS, July, 2023/03 Poaceae for id: 1 image.
Location : Aizawl, Mizoram
Altitude : ca 900 m
Date : 13-07-2023
Habit : Grass
Habitat : Wild
Pl. post a high res. image to see the details.
Eragrostis tenuifolia – The persistent paleas and pedicels of spikelets with a glandular patch are the striking identification features of this perennial grass.