Pennisetum polystachion (L.) Schult.

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (Grass Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GHAS FAMILY (घास फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : POACEAE
  • Basionym : Panicum polystachyon L.
  • Synonym(s) : Pennisetum setosum (Sw.) L.C. Rich.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pennisetum polystachion (L.) Schult.
  • Common name : Mission Grass
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Degraded moist deciduous forests and waste places
  • Comments / notes : Rare
  • Flower, Fruit : April-December
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Bhandara district, Chandrapur district, Dhule district, Kolhapur district, Nashik district, Pune district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district
  • World Distribution : Paleotropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam 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; Pullaiah, T., 1997. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 3; 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 polystachion. Downloaded on 6 June 2020.

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