Panicum sumatrense Roth ex Roem. & Schult.

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Panicum paianum var. minus Naik & Patunkar
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Panicum sumatrense Roth
  • Common name : Little Millet
  • Vernacular name : Kuree (Sanskrit); Chaama (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Frequently cultivated and often found as an escape
  • Flower, Fruit : May-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district
    • Maharashtra : Nanded district, Ahmednagar district, Amravati district, Aurangabad district, Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Chandrapur district, Dhule district, Kolhapur district, Nagpur district, Pune district, RTN, Satara district, Sindhudurg district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district, Dindigul district, Namakkal district, Salem district, Vellore district, Tiruchirapalli district
  • Native : Indian subcontinent, Australia
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; 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 sumatrense. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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