Pennisetum hohenackeri Hochst. ex Steudel

  • Family : POACEAE
    (Grass Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GHAS FAMILY (घास फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : POACEAE
  • Basionym : Pennisetum alopecuros Nees ex Steud.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pennisetum hohenackeri Hochst. ex Steud.
  • Vernacular name : Muguda hullu (Kannada)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : A perennial grass, cultivated and also found as an escape.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-February
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Amravati district, Aurangabad district, Beed district, Dhule district, Kolhapur district, Nagpur district, Nashik district, Osmanabad district, PRB, Pune district, Ratnagiri district, Sangli district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, Madagascar, Pakistan and West Indies, India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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. hohenackeri. Downloaded on 11 August 2022.

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