Pennisetum hohenackeri Hochst. ex Steud., Syn. Pl. Glumac. 1: 103 1854. (Syn. Cenchrus hohenackeri (Hochst. ex Steud.) Morrone (Unresolved); Cenchrus hordeiformis Rottler ex Steud. [Invalid]; Gymnotrix alopecuros B.D.Jacks. [Invalid]; Pennisetum alopecuros Steud. [Illegitimate]; Pennisetum alopecuros var. occidentale Pilg.; Pennisetum catabasis Stapf & C.E.Hubb.);
E. Tropical Africa, Madagascar, Indian Subcontinent: India, Kenya, Madagascar, Nepal, Pakistan, Tanzania, Uganda as per POWO (Cenchrus hohenackeri (Hochst. ex Steud.) Morrone, Ann. Bot. (Oxford) 106: 128 (2010));
Common name: Fountain Grass

Perennials; culms 30-100 cm high, erect. Leaves 10-70 x 0.8 cm, linear-lanceolate, prominently channelled, hairy above; sheath keeled; ligule a tuft of hairs. Raceme 10-20 cm long; rachis ribbed; bristles unequal, glabrous, 3-20 mm long. Spikelets 8 mm long, solitary in the involucre; lower glume 1.5 x 1.5 mm, orbicular, nerveless; upper glume 3 x 1.5 mm, ovate, obtuse, 3-nerved; lower floret empty; first lemma 7 x 1.5 mm, obtuse, 9-nerved; second lemma similar, 5-6-nerved; palea 6 x 1.5 mm, 2-nerved; anthers 3 mm long; stigmas 5-6 mm long.

Flowering and fruiting: March-April
Tropical Africa, Madagascar and West India, Pakistan
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi

On 21/11/09 in Osmania University, Hyderabad, A.P.; Grass for Id- 221109Jm2 – indiantreepix | Google Groups


Pennisetum hohenackeri Hochst. ex Steud SN Oct35 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3).
Pennisetum hohenackeri Hochst. ex Steud,
erect grass near water track in the hill from Anekal area of Bangalore

Yes. P.hohenackeri a common perennial grass in moist areas of grasslands within forest areas


Need grass ID help please — MNP: 5 images.
Madhav National Park

Aristida hystrix L.f. ??

Seems another genus

Pennisetum hohenackeri