Chloris gayana Kunth, Révis. Gramin. 1: 89 1829. (syn: Chloris abyssinica Hochst. ex A.Rich.; Chloris glabrata Andersson; Chloris repens Hochst.; Eustachys gayana (Kunth) Mundy);
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Macaronesia, Tropical & S. Africa, Arabian Peninsula: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf States, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Madeira, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Oman, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe; Introduced into: Algeria, Andaman Is., Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, California, Chile Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Desventurados Is., Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Easter Is., Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Florida, Guatemala, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Illinois, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Jawa, Kermadec Is., Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Louisiana, Madagascar, Maine, Malaya, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Massachusetts, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Morocco, Myanmar, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, New Zealand North, Nicaragua, Niue, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Queensland, Rodrigues, Réunion, Sardegna, South Australia, Sri Lanka, St.Helena, Texas, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Tunisia, Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Victoria, Virginia, West Himalaya, Western Australia as per POWO;
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Grass for ID : Nasik : 25JAN22 : AK – 39: 2 images.
Grass seen growing wild at a plant nursery in Nasik.
Guess a common one.


Chloris gayana (introduced fodder grass escaped into wild probably)


 

 


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References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  BSI Flora of India Checklist  Flora of China  FOC illustration  Flora of Pakistan  Wikipedia  Feedipedia  CABI  Tropical Forages

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