Brachiaria distachya (L.) Stapf, Fl. Trop. Afr. 9: 565 1919. (syn: Brachiaria distachya var. brevifolia E.G.Camus & A.Camus; Brachiaria hybrida Basappa & Muniy.; Brachiaria miliiformis (J.Presl) Chase; Brachiaria subquadripara (Trin.) Hitchc.; Brachiaria subquadripara var. hirsuta Jansen; Brachiaria subquadripara var. miliiformis (J.Presl) S.L.Chen & Y.X.Jin; Brachiaria subquadripara var. pubescens Jansen; Digitaria distachyos (L.) Pers.; Panicum distachyon L.; Panicum distachyon var. pseudodistachyum (Hayata) Honda; Panicum miliiforme J.Presl; Panicum paspaloides Hayata, nom.illeg.; Panicum pseudodistachyum Hayata; Panicum subquadriparum Trin.; Urochloa distachya (L.) T.Q.Nguyen; Urochloa subquadripara (Trin.) R.D.Webster);
Trop. & Subtrop. Asia to W. Pacific as per WCSP (Urochloa distachya (L.) T.Q.Nguyen); 
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/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Paspalum%20-1-.jpgGrass from Morena, M.P : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)

Need help to identify this grass sp from
Morena, M.P
MOP: Nov 19

Brachiaria distachya


Grass for ID : Bangalore : 21SEP20 : AK-23 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Wild grass seen last week. (21.9.20)

Brachiaria ramosa –  Browntop Millet

Brachiaria distachya

Please help Id this road side plant at Pune

Attaching few clear pics. I hope it helps to Id the plant

Brachiaria miliiformis

Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week ::Poaceae Grass for ID 04042013 CS1 : Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Is this a species of Panicum

No. It looks more like Brachiaria miliiformis. Kindly post close up of raceme


ARJUL09 Grass for ID 2 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).

Found in Lalbagh, Bangalore

Again Brachiaria spp

Brachiaria sp.

Bracharia sp

Brachiaria miliiformis



ARJUL07 Grass for ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).

Lalbagh, Bangalore

panicum sp

need more clear images. but it may be genus Urochloa

Brachiaria miliiformis


This is from my village, common on roadside, photographed today (3.10.14), spikelets look similar to

Brachiaria miliiformis


Hooghly : sk-Oct-17 : grass : Brachiaria subquadripara again? : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments(5).
Again from my village, photographed today. (3.10.14)

Another set recorded yesterday at another place. It is fairly common and I wonder why i missed it earlier. I am now pretty sure that it is Brachiaria subquadripara (Trin.) Hitchc. as in –

Attachments (14)

Brachiaria miliiformis. Though some consider it as a synonym of B.subquadripara, I believe that B.s. is different.



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