Taxon: Ischaemum ciliare Retz.

Genus: Ischaemum
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Ischaeminae
Nomen number: 20473
Place of publication: Observ. bot. 6:26 ("36"). 1791
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 08-Dec-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 17-Oct-2001
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • batiki-bluegrass  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • Indian murainagrass  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • smut grass  (Source: Pl Res SEAs) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:142-144. 1992)
  • Environmental: lawn/turf (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:142-144. 1992)
  • Animal food: forage (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:142-144. 1992)
  • Weed: (fide F Viti; Atlas WWeeds, as I. aristatum)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh ; India ; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Indochina ; Myanmar ; Thailand
    • Malesia: Malaysia

  • Naturalized



  • Bor, N. L. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan. (Grass BCIP)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Holttum, R. E. et al. A revised flora of Malaya. (F Malaya)
  • Koyama, T. Grasses of Japan and its neighboring regions. 1987 (Grass Japan)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Shukla, U. Grasses of north-eastern India. 1996 (Grass NE India)
  • Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. (F Viti)
  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages (Pl Res SEAs) 4:142-144.
  • Veldkamp, J. F. 1991. Miscellaneous notes on Southeast Asian Gramineae. VI (Blumea) 36:180-181.


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