Polytoca digitata (L.f.) Druce, Rep. Bot. Soc. Exch. Club Brit. Isles 1916: 641 1917. (syn: Apluda digitata L.f.; Coix heteroclita Roxb.; Polytoca bracteata R.Br.; Polytoca heteroclita (Roxb.) Koord.);

Assam to S. China and New Guinea as per WCSP;


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Poaceae
Grass
Place, Altitude: Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary … about 510 ft asl
Date, Time: 10 OCT 09 … 12:53pm
Habitat: along large path in dry deciduous forest
Habit: erect herb; not sure of height
I had clicked this “only” photo because of the sheer beauty of the grass flowers;
… with no intention of wanting to get it identified.
With no full view of the plant, it may be difficult to arrive to any ID.


Male inflorescence of Polytoca digitata


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Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week :: Poaceae at Thane for ID :: 20 SEP 08 12:45 :: DV36 : 3 images. 3 posts by 2 authors.

Poaceae
Grass
Place, Altitude: Vaghbil, Thane … about 50 ft asl
Date, Time: 20 SEP 08 … 12:45pm
Habitat: scrub vegetation near paddy field
Habit: erect herb; not sure of height

These photos, and insufficient information may not help in ID.

Coix gigantea – male spikelets


Relevant feedback from another thread:
………….. male spikelets of Polytoca digitata (The Thane photos which myself had misidentified as Coix gigantea male spikelets).


Poaceae
Grass
Place, Altitude: Vaghbil, Thane … about 50 ft asl
Date, Time: 21 SEP 08 … 02:01pm
Habitat: scrub vegetation near paddy field
Habit: erect herb; not sure of height

Insufficient information may not help in ID.


Coix gigantea male spikelets


Relevant feedback from another thread:
………….. male spikelets of Polytoca digitata (The Thane photos which myself had misidentified as Coix gigantea male spikelets). 


 

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