Eragrostis ciliaris (L.) R.Br., Narr. Exped. Zaire 478 1818. (Syn: Andropogon amboinicus (L.) Merr.; Cynodon ciliaris (L.) Raspail; Eragrostis amboinensis Trin. ex Steud., nom. superfl.; Eragrostis amboinica (L.) Druce; Eragrostis arabica Jaub. & Spach; Eragrostis boryana (Willd.) Steud.; Eragrostis ciliaris subsp. brachystachya (Boiss.) H.Scholz; Eragrostis ciliaris var. brachystachya Boiss.; Eragrostis ciliaris var. ciliaris ; Eragrostis ciliaris var. clarkei Stapf ex Hook.f.; Eragrostis ciliaris var. compta (Link) Schrad.; Eragrostis ciliaris var. latifolia Hack.; Eragrostis ciliaris var. laxa Kunth; Eragrostis compta Link; Eragrostis lasseri Luces; Eragrostis lobata Trin.; Eragrostis pulchella Parl.; Eragrostis villosa Trin. [Illegitimate]; Erosion ciliare (L.) Lunell; Macroblepharus contractus Phil.; Megastachya boryana (Willd.) Roem. & Schult.; Megastachya ciliaris (L.) P.Beauv.; Poa amboinensis L., nom. superfl.; Poa amboinica L.; Poa boryana Willd.; Poa ciliaris L.; Poa compta (Link) Kunth; Poa elegans Poir.; Poa elliptica Willd. ex Steud. [Invalid]; Poa lobata (Trin.) Kunth);
Trop. & Subtrop. Old World: Aldabra, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf States, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laccadive Is., Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Maluku, Marianas, Marshall Is., Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Mozambique Channel I, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Réunion, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Socotra, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe; Introduced into: Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Aruba, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cayman Is., Central American Pac, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, France, French Guiana, Galápagos, Georgia, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan, Leeward Is., Line Is., Louisiana, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Jersey, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Suriname, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks-Caicos Is., Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is. as per POWO;
Alabama; Aldabra; Algeria; Angola; Argentina Northeast; Argentina Northwest; Aruba; Bahamas; Bangladesh; Belgium; Belize; Benin; Bermuda; Bolivia; Botswana; Brazil North; Brazil Northeast; Brazil South; Brazil Southeast; Brazil West-Central; Burkina; Burundi; Cameroon; Cape Provinces; Cape Verde; Caroline Is.; Cayman Is.; Central African Repu; Central American Pac; Chad; Colombia; Comoros; Congo; Costa Rica; Cuba; Djibouti; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Florida; France; French Guiana; Gabon; Galpagos; Gambia; Georgia; Ghana; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Gulf States; Guyana; Haiti; Hawaii; Honduras; India; Ivory Coast; Jamaica; Kenya; KwaZulu-Natal; Laccadive Is.; Leeward Is.; Liberia; Libya; Louisiana; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Maluku; Marianas; Marshall Is.; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mexican Pacific Is.; Mexico Central; Mexico Gulf; Mexico Northeast; Mexico Northwest; Mexico Southeast; Mexico Southwest; Mississippi; Morocco; Mozambique; Mozambique Channel I; Myanmar; Netherlands Antilles; New Caledonia; New Jersey; Nicaragua; Niger; Nigeria; Northern Provinces; Oman; Pakistan; Panam; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Puerto Rico; Runion; Rwanda; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Socotra; Somalia; South Carolina; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Suriname; Swaziland; Taiwan; Tanzania; Texas; Togo; Trinidad-Tobago; Turks-Caicos Is.; Uganda; Venezuela; Venezuelan Antilles; Vietnam; Windward Is.; Yemen; Zambia; Zare; Zimbabwe as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Gophertail Lovegrass, gophertail grass, Lovegrass, woolly love grass • Rajasthani: Lutio-lamp

Tufted annual; culms 5-60 cm high, erect. Leaf-blades flat, up to 12 cm long and 5 mm wide. Panicle spike-like, but often ± lobed or interrupted, 1-20 cm long, woolly, the spikelets densely clustered. Spikelets 6-12-flowered, ovate, 2-4.5 mm long, fluffy, often purplish, breaking up from the apex, the rhachilla fragile; glumes lanceolate, subequal, 0.7-1.2 mm long, acute; lemmas oblong-elliptic, 0.9-1.5 mm long, the keels (at least in the upper lemmas) bearing a few short stiff hairs, otherwise smooth, broadly obtuse, more or less obscurely mucronate; palea keels tuberculate-ciliate, the hairs 0.6-0.7 mm long, exceeding the width of the adjacent floret; anthers 2, 0.2 mm long. Caryopsis ellipsoid, 0.3-0.5 mm long.

Flowering and fruiting: August-December
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)


Need id of Grass from Hoshangabad, M.P : 4 posts by 3 authors.
Need id of Grass from Hoshangabad, M.P
12 December 19

Check with Eragrostis

Eragrostis ciliaris


Eragrostis ciliaris – YS Apr/2020-06 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5) – around 850 kb each.
This one is Eragrostis ciliaris (L.) R.Br. having a panicle inflorescence looking like spike.
Date of Photo – 14th Aug., 2019
Place – Rewari, Haryana

Need help with green seeded grass id : 1 image.
Bhopal; black soil; 19/11/2020

Resembles Eragrostis ciliaris

Eragrostis ciliaris

The grass belongs to Eragrostis genus.
Might be E.viscosa

it seems to be species of Eragrostis ?????????

It is a species of Eragrostis. species confirmation is difficult with photographs in case of grasses

Eragrostis ciliaris


Grass ID: 5 images.
Please help with this grass ID.

Eragrostis ciliaris






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