Dinebra chinensis (L.) P. M. Peterson & N. Snow, Ann. Bot. (Oxford) ser. 2, 109:1326. 2012 (syn: (≡) Leptochloa chinensis (L.) Nees; (≡) Poa chinensis L. (basionym)) as per GRIN ;
S. Africa, Tropical & Subtropical Asia: Bangladesh, Borneo, Botswana, Cambodia, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Japan, Jawa, Kenya, Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Myanmar, New Guinea, Northern Provinces, Philippines, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Zimbabwe as per POWO;

Culms tufted, erect or ascending, to 75 cm; nodes glabrous. Leafblades flat or involute, 8-24 x 0.2-0.6 cm, glabrous; ligule membranous, lacerate at apex, to 0.2 cm. Panicles to 30 cm; branches numerous, linear, erect or spreading, to 18 cm. Spikelets linear-oblong, to 0.3 cm, 3-7-flowered; pedicel to 0.1 cm, scaberulous. Glumes ovate-lanceolate, membranous, subequal, 1-veined; lower glume to 0.08 cm; upper glume to 0.12 cm; lemmas elliptic-lanceolate, keeled, 3-veined, sparsely pilose on marginal veins; lower lemma to 0.15 cm; palea ovate, to 0.08 cm, membranous, 2-keeld. Grain broadly obovoid, to 0.1 cm.

Flowering and fruiting: May-December
Wetlands and fallow fields
South East Asia
(Attributions -Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi


June15sk06/06 : Leptochloa chinensis (L.) Nees??? : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
I forgot when I collected this specimen, possibly from the bank of a pond in June, 2012

looking like Leptochloa panacea

Thank you very much Sir, many thanks to …

Leptochloa SP’s

Many thanks to …, thank you .., since it is established that the species is of Leptochloa, I think it should be L. chinensis (L.) Nees, for awnless more than 4 florets in some spikelets  as per KEY in FoC. Please also check the thread (But this is not the same specimen).

Attached here a pic of higher resolution for your perusal.

Yes it is Leptochloa chinensis



grass Leptochloa sp. ID from Hooghly 11-6-12 SK3:

Recorded this grass again on the bank of a pond.
Is it Leptochloa filiformis P. Beauv. (syn. Leptochloa panicea (Retz.)?
Species : UNKNOWN
Habit & Habitat : common grass, about 2 feet or more
Date : 9/6/12, 9.00 a.m.
Place : Nalikul (Hooghly)

Attaching some more pictures of this grass that i recorded today (29/6/12).

I do not know if it is a Leptochloa sp. or some other grass. A document file available at, but cannot be downloaded freely informs there are two Lepchloa species in West Bengal – 1. L. panicea and 2. L. chinensis., but the same document mentions that distribution of these species are “in drier parts”. But i found this grass beside a pond.
However, i record the collected data below –
  1. average length – 70 cm to 90 cm
  2. leaf – 15.5 cm X 0.75 cm

Leptochloa chinensis

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