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 as per WCSP;
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

Bhopal; black soil; 19/11/2020

Resembles Eragrostis ciliaris

Eragrostis ciliaris

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