Pennisetum pedicellatum Trin.

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pennisetum pedicellatum Trin.
  • Common name : Kyasuwa grass
  • Vernacular name : Poochavalanpullu, Oolappullu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Waste places
  • Comments / notes : Common in drying pools and in moist areas
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Araku valley (Vishakapatnam district), Kanjarampugha (Kurnool district)
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Bengaluru district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district, Amravati district, Aurangabad district, Bhandara district, Buldhana district, Chandrapur district, Dhule district, Kolhapur district, Nagpur district, Nashik district, Osmanabad district, Parbhani district, Pune district, Ratnagiri district, Sangli district, Sindhudurg district, Solapur district, Yavatmal district
  • World Distribution : West Africa and India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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=Pennisetum pedicellatum. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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