This name is a synonym of Digitaria violascens Link.
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 25510540) with original publication details: Yaso 3(4): 63 1937.
This name record (from Tropicos) was not included in version 1 of The Plant List. It is possible the same name was included from a different data source, to check this you can search for Digitaria ischaemum in version 1 of The Plant List.