Ischaemum timorense Kunth, Révis. Gramin. 1: 369 1830. (Syn: Andropogon blumii Steud.; Andropogon timorensis (Kunth) Steud.; Ischaemum macrurum Stapf ex Ridl.; Ischaemum timorense var. peguense Hack.; Ischaemum timorense var. villosum C.E.C.Fisch.; Ischaemum timorense var. zeylanicum Hack.; Ischaemum villosissimum Honda; Ischaemum zeylanicola Bor; Spodiopogon blumii Nees ex Steud. [Invalid]; Spodiopogon cuspidatus Arn. ex Steud. [Invalid]);
Tropical & Subtropical Asia to W. Pacific: Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, Caroline Is., China Southeast, Fiji, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam; Introduced into: Brazil North, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, Hawaii, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Rodrigues, Samoa, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Windward Is. as per POWO;

Annuals. Culms 20-100 cm long, creeping and rooting at the nodes; nodes sparsely bearded. Leaves 2-15 x 0.4-1 cm, lanceolate, base rounded or narrowed, apex acuminate, densely or sparsely hairy; sheaths keeled; ligules membranous, fimbriate. Racemes 2, 3-10 cm long. Sessile spikelets 5-6 mm long, elliptic-lanceolate, awned; lower glume 5-6 x 1.5-2 mm, ovate-lanceolate, bicuspidate, coriaceous; upper glume 5-6 x 1.5-2 mm, ovate-lanceolate, shortly bifid and aristate; lower floret male; upper floret bisexual; first lemma 4-5 x 1-1.5 mm, elliptic, acute; palea 4-4.5 x 1 mm, oblong-lanceolate, 2-keeled; stamens 3; second lemma 4-4.5 x 1-1.5 mm, notched, awned, hyaline, awn 1-1.5 cm long; palea 4-4.5 x 1 mm, oblong-lanceolate, hyaline, 2-keeled stamens 3. Pedicelled spikelets more or less similar to sessile spikelets.

Flowering and fruiting: September-December
Margins of backwaters and grasslands
America, Java, Malesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Thailand, Taiwan,
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from  India Biodiversity Portal)

Ischaemum timorense Kunth SN Nov25 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)
Ischaemum timorense Kunth (I. zeylanicola Bor),
frequently growing grass in the open forest, from Virajpet area of Coorg, Karnataka





ANDEC02/02 Grass for identification : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

Family: Poaceae
Date: November 2015
Place: Agumbe, Shimoga district, Karnataka

Habit: Herb
Habitat: Open grassland

Probably Ischaemum zeylanicum?

seems to be Dichanthium to me?

Ischaemum zeylanicolum