Panicum miliaceum L.

  • 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 miliaceum L.
  • Vernacular name : Mani varagu saamai (Tamil); Ghoti-sava, Varai (Marathi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills, cultivated as a cereal crop.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-December
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district, Beed district, Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Kolhapur district, Nashik district, Osmanabad district, Parbhani district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Sangli district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
  • World Distribution : India, Pakistan; introduced to parts of Africa, Europe, North & South America, Australia, Central and East Asia
  • 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.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. miliaceum. Downloaded on 8 August 2022.

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