Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Microstegium fasciculatum (L.) Henrard
Common name : Bundled Browntop Grass
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Forming extensive colonies, moist banks, slopes, usually in shade
Key identification features : Perennial. Culms rambling, rooting at base, branching, up to 4 m long, internodes sometimes pubescent, nodes pilose. Leaf sheaths pubescent to tuberculate-hispid, at least below blade, one margin ciliate; leaf blades narrowly elliptic, pilose, more densely on abaxial surface, base sometimes setose, apex acuminate into a setaceous point; ligule 1–2 mm. Racemes 3–12, purplish, flexuous, fastigiate, 7–12 cm; rachis internodes linear, slightly inflated upward, shorter than spikelet, margins ciliate. Sessile spikelet 2.8–4 mm; callus hairs 1–1.5 mm; lower glume elliptic-oblong, back shallowly grooved or almost flat, scabrid-hispidulous, 2-veined between keels, upper keels stiffly pectinate-ciliate, apex subentire; upper glume sharply keeled, apex acuminate or with a brief mucro; lower floret usually absent; upper lemma ovate, ca. 0.5 mm, rounded to emarginate; awn geniculate with distinct column, 5–8 mm; upper palea lanceolate, 0.7–1.2 mm, obtuse or 3-dentate. Anthers 3, 1.5–2.5 mm.
Flower, Fruit : August-January
Himachal Pradesh : Hamirpur district
Native : India, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, West Hima