EPPO Global Database

Dichanthium annulatum(DIHAN)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: DIHAN
  • Preferred name: Dichanthium annulatum
  • Authority: (Forsskål) Stapf


Southern and eastern Mediterranean, Macaronesia, Western Asia (Arabia to Pakistan), Himalayas, India, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia (Malaya, Java, Borneo, Sulawesi, Philippines), China (including Taiwan), Sénégal to Somalia, Tanzania, southern Africa, Madagascar, New Guinea, Australia (Western, Northern, Queensland). Widely used as a forage grass. Introduced in USA (southern), Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (northwest, Argentina)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Andropogon annulatus Forsskål

Common names
Name Language
Delhi grass English
Diaz bluestem English (US)
Hindi grass English
Kleberg bluestem English (US)
marvel grass English (AU)
ringed dichanthium English
sheda grass English (AU)
two-flowered goldenbeard English
petit-foin French
pitilla americana Spanish (CU)
pitilla pinarena Spanish (CU)
pitilla villarena Spanish (CU)
barboncino africano Italian
barbone annulato Italian
çiftesakal Turkish
zaknunit hattabba'ot Hebrew
זַקְנוּנִית הַטַּבָּעוֹת Hebrew
vleivingergras Afrikaans
shuāng huā cǎo Chinese
双花草 Chinese
jargu grass Hindi
karad Hindi
sheda grass Hindi