Pennisetum americanum (L.) Leeke

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Basionym : Panicum americanum L.
  • Synonym(s) : Setaria glauca (L.) P.Beauv.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R.Br.
  • Common name : Peatl millet, Bulrush millet, Spiked millet
  • Vernacular name : Bajri (Marathi); Kampam, Mattari (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Wastelands
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated as food grain (Millet)
  • Flower, Fruit : September-November
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Thrissur district
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Amravati district, Dhule district, Jalgaon district, Kolhapur district, Nagpur district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Sangli district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district, Akola district
  • World Distribution : India, Africa, Southern Europe
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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=Pennisetum americanum. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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