Panicum maximum Jacq.

  • Family : POACEAE
    (Grass Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GHAS FAMILY (घास फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : POACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Panicum maximum Jacq.
  • Common name : Guinea Grass
  • Vernacular name : Ginipullu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Cultivated as fodder grass
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on plains and on hills. Often cultivated or as an escape.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-October
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Arung Singh & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 28/11/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0390
  • Collection Locality : Tirumala Hills, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantagiri Hills (Vishakapatnam district), Chittoor district
    • Karnataka : Mandya district
    • Kerala : Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Aurangabad district, Chandrapur district, Dhule district, Kolhapur district, Nashik district, Parbhani district, Pune district, Ratnagiri district, Sangli district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dindigul district
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, India, Pakistan; introduced to most other warm countries
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah, T., 1997. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 3.; 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. maximum. Downloaded on 27 October 2020.

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