Pennisetum purpureum Schum.

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.
  • Common name : Elephant grass, Napier's Fodder
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Banks of streams and backwaters and also on hills
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated as fodder crop, also an escape.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Visakhapatnam (Vishakapatnam district)
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district
    • Maharashtra : Chandrapur district, Pune district, Satara district
  • Native : Tropical Africa
  • World Distribution : Introduced in tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; 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; 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 purpureum. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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