Pennisetum orientale Rich., Syn. Pl. 1: 72 1805. (Syn: Alopecurus hordeiformis Willd. ex Steud. [Invalid]; Cenchrus orientalis (Pers.) Willd. ex Kunth [Invalid]; Cenchrus orientalis (Rich.) Morrone; Panicum orientale (Rich.) Willd.; Pennisetum fasciculatum Trin.; Pennisetum griffithii Munro ex Hook.f. [Invalid]; Pennisetum orientale var. fasciculatum (Trin.) Leeke; Pennisetum orientale var. triflorum (Nees ex Steud.) Stapf; Pennisetum persicum Boiss. & Buhse; Pennisetum phalariforme Steud.; Pennisetum setaceum subsp. orientale (Rich.) Maire; Pennisetum setaceum var. orientale (Rich.) Maire; Pennisetum sinaicum Decne.; Pennisetum tenue Fig. & De Not.; Pennisetum triflorum Nees ex Steud.; Pennisetum variabile Fig. & De Not.);
Oriental pennisetum, White fountain grass;
Shortly rhizornatous perennial often forming large clumps; culms 20-200 cm high or more, erect or ascending, woody and often densely fastigiately branched below.
Leaf-blades up to 60 cm long and 15 mm wide, flat or convolute, glabrous, scaberulous or pubescent. Panicle linear, 8-30 cm long, often interrupted; rhachis with shallow angular ribs below the stumpless scars, scaberulous to pubescent; involucre borne upon a slender pubescent stipe 0.5-1.5 mm long, enclosing 1-3 (-5) spikelets, one of them sessile, the others shortly pedicelled; bristles, at least the inner, loosely plumose, the longest 15-30 mm long.
Spikelets lanceolate, 4.5-6.5 mm long; lower glume a quarter the length of the spikelet and obtuse, to one-third or two-fifths as long and acute, rarely as much as half as long and acuminate, 1-nerved, occasionally nerveless; upper glume half to three-quarters the length of the spikelet, acute to acuminate; lower lemma as long as the spikelet, male, setaceously acuminate; upper lemma similar to the lower; anthers apiculate, without a tuft of hair at the tip.
Flowering and fruiting: March-October
Cultivated as fodder grass, often found running wild
Global Distribution: Central Asia and North Africa
Another cultivated grass
Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week :: ¿ Poaceae ? along Ghangaria – Govind Ghat trail :: 04 AUG 12 12:31 :: DV26 : 3 images. 3 posts by 2 authors.
Place, Altitude: along Ghangaria – Govind Ghat trail … about 2080 m asl
Date, Time: 04 AUG 12 … 12:31pm
Habitat: along trail on mountain slope
Habit: erect herb; about 1 – 1.5 m high including the long stalked inflorescence
🙂 I hope this plant is grass !
With the little information and insufficient views, it may not be possible to arrive to specific ID.
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