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.);
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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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Polytoca digitata : Shahapur, Way to Nasik : 29DEC21 : AK – 28: 5 images.
Identification credit Dr Manoj Chandran Ji.
Thanks Manoj Ji.
This was in the same area from where I had posted a similar one identified as Coix lachryma-jobi by … Those could also be the same.


 


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COIX LACRYMA-JOBI: (mixed thread):
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Great photographs & information ! Sending you some of my photographs.
6 images.


Maybe Polytoca digitata
Pl. confirm or otherwise.


Yes. Polytoca digitata

Location please


May be Shahpur or somewhere else in Maharashtra.



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Wild Plant for ID : 120711 : AK-3: Wild plants taken at Shahapur, Maharashtra on way to Nasik on 10/10/2010.
Plants were about 4-5 feet in height.
Can this be Ran Maka?


Perhaps Job’s tears, Coix lachryma, but needs confirmation, as grains are not seen


yes Coix lachryma-jobi


Yes, maybe Polytoca digitata
Pl. confirm or otherwise.


Yes.


 


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References:
Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  IPNI  Flora of China  FOC illustration  Encyclopedia of Life (Specimen)  RBG Kew: GrassBase  Tropicos  Hortipedia  Floristic Diversity of Assam: Study of Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary By P. J. Bora, Yogendra Kumar (2003- details)

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