Digitaria eriantha

(Pangola Grass)




Digitaria eriantha

Common name(s)

Pangola Grass

Flower colour; life form

Grass, perennial, tufted 40-120 cm tall.

Distinguishing features

Leaf sheaths remain at base of stem and clasp it, thus giving it a woolly appearance. Ligule a fringed membrane 2-4 mm long. Inflorescence digitate with 3-10 racemes in several whorls, each 5-20 cm long, spikelets paired.

Scan of Digitaria eriantha