Panicum brevifolium L.

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Panicum ovalifolium Poir.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Panicum brevifolium L.
  • Vernacular name : Thavalappullu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Margins of forests, backwaters and road sides
  • Flower, Fruit : October-January
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Bolangir district, Mayurbhanj district
  • World Distribution : Paleotropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Panicum brevifolium. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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