Paspalum distichum

Paspalum distichum L., Syst. Nat. ed. 10 2: 855 1759. (Syn: Anastrophus paspalodes (Michx.) Nash; Digitaria disticha (L.) Fiori & Paol.; Digitaria paspalodes Michx.; Dimorphostachys oaxacensis (Steud.) E.Fourn. ex Hemsl.; Milium distichum (L.) Muhl.; Milium paspalodes (Michx.) Elliott; Panicum digitaria (Poir.) Latirr.; Panicum fernandezianum Colla; Panicum paspaliforme J.Presl; Panicum polyrrhizum J.Presl; Paspalum berterianum Balb. ex Colla; Paspalum bracteatum Dufour ex Kunth [Invalid]; Paspalum chepica Steud.; Paspalum digitaria Poir.; Paspalum distichum var. digitaria (Poir.) Hack. ......; Paspalum elliottii S.Watson [Illegitimate]; Paspalum fernandezianum Colla; Paspalum glaucifolium Berter ex Colla [Invalid]; Paspalum michauxianum Kunth [Illegitimate]; Paspalum oajacense Hemsl. [Spelling variant]; Paspalum oaxacense Steud.; Paspalum paspaliforme J.Presl; Paspalum paspalodes (Michx.) Scribn.; Paspalum paspalodes var. paspalodes ; Paspalum paucispicatum Vasey; Paspalum polyrrhizum J.Presl; Paspalum schaffneri Griseb. ex E.Fourn.; Paspalum schaffneri Griseb. ex Hemsl.; Paspalum vaginatum Döll; Paspalum vaginatum var. pubescens Döll);

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Couch paspalum, Eternity grass, Ginger grass, Joint grass, Knotgrass, Thompson grass, Water couch, Water finger-grass; 
 
There is another sp. Paspalum vaginatum, which is often mistaken as P.distichum. It has shorter and stiff racemes with larger ovate spikelets than the actual P.distichum.  
 

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grass Paspalum sp.? from Hooghly 16/8/12 SK2: Attaching images of a grass, found on roadside, yesterday. Grasses are so enigmatic, even after ... discussed it so beautifully in my earlier post (https://groups.google.com/d/topic/indiantreepix/AMg6Y8h1ytg/discussion) i am not sure if this could be another Paspalum sp.
Species : Paspalum distichum Linn. ?
Habit & Habitat : grass on roadside
  • height : about 1 foot or less
  • leaves : upper - 3 cm x 0.5 cm; lower at base - 6cm x 0.7 cm
  • racemes 2, about 6 cm each, "V" shaped
Date : 15/8/12, 9.32 A.M.
Place : Garalgacha (Hooghly)
Your are right. This is the actual Paspalum distichum also called Paspalum paspalodes.
There is another sp. Paspalum vaginatum, which is often mistaken as P.distichum. It has shorter and stiff racemes with larger ovate spikelets than the actual P.distichum.
I will see if i can also find Paspalum vaginatum in our locality.
 
 
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Please ID this grass
Family: Poaceae

Looks like Paspalum distichum, but not very sure
to me also it looks like Paspalum distichum
Paspalum distichum


 
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Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Poaceae-Paspalum distichum from Kashmir-GS86 : Attachments (3). 5 posts by 2 authors.  
Paspalum distichum from Kashmir, usually growing in wet places and weed in rice fields, photographed from Hazuribagh Garden in Srinagar on June 16, 2010.
Common Names:
English: Couch paspalum, Eternity grass, Ginger grass, Joint grass, Knotgrass, Thompson grass, Water couch, Water finger-grass 
Perhaps better be named as
Paspalum paspalodes (Michx.) Scribner in Mem. Torrey Bot. Club. 5:29. 1894. (syn: P. distichum auct. (non L.)
Common in moist places in Kashmir, often on borders of fields and drains. Photographed from Kashmir in June, 2010
For interesting information on nomenclature see:
Thanks, ... But GRIn states Paspalum paspalodes (Michx.) Scribn. to be Synonym of Paspalum distichum L. as also The Plant List.
Pl. clarify.
You are right ... We take it as P. disticum and ignore Flora of Pakistan.
I'd please : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Please give the ID of this grass 
Paspalum distichum I hope.
   
Paspalum distichum: 1 post by 1 author.
It seems there are   two posts in the subject.

 
 
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Grass from FPH, Agra : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Need help to identify this grass from Agra, U.P
MOP: Nov 19
Growing in seasonal water body on rocky outcrop.
Is this Paspalum distichum

It is Paspalum paspalodes. The two racemes are long and deflexed (angle between racemes sometimes becoming even more than 180 degrees on maturity); Paspalum distichum has two short erect racemes.
 
 
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Validation of Paspalum distichum : 6 posts by 2 authors. 2 images- 2 & 4 mb.
Request for validation of Paspalu distichum from Bilaspur. Photographed in July 2020.
Yes it is..
 
 
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