Native to Africa. Perennial. C4.
Family. Poaceae (Grass family).
Other names: *Sporobolis indicus.
Recognise by the narrow cylindrical flower cluster, the absence of bristles, the absence of awns, and the single-flowered spikelets.
It is uncommon.
Sporos: seed; bolus: throw, the grass readily sheds its seed africanus: from Africa.
1, 3: The distinctive very narrow flower clusters. 2: Spikelets with thin-textured glumes. Harcourt.