Chloris bournei Rang. & Tadul., J. Indian Bot. 2: 189 1921.;
S. India as per POWO;
Common name: Bourne’s Finger Grass

Grass for ID : Nasik : 24JUN21 : AK- 10: 3 images.
Grass seen in Nasik during the month of Dec, 20.
The black color was confusing.

Check Chloris quinquesetica ma’am

Chloris quinquisetica is easily identified by its 5-awned spikelets (quinque=5 setica – bristles) and will also have some white hairs on the keels of the lemmas.
This one does not have 5 awned spikelets, which is easily distinguishable.

It is Chloris bournei. Some authors have merged it with Chloris virgata and Chloris montana. Black colour is often seen in mature spikelets of several Chloris species.


Chloris bournei : Poaceae : Nasik : 30DEC21 : AK – 29: 13 images.
This was seen again a few times in Nasik later after Manoj Ji had identified my earlier post.
Since I hardly find any images on Eflora, adding all my pictures.



References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  GBIF (High resolution specimens)  Flora of Karnataka  Flowers of India  India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora