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Annual kyasuwa grass (Nigeria), bare (Mauritania), deenanath grass (India);
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Pl. open the bristles to reveal the spikelets. If one of the spikelets is pedicelled, then it is this species(Pennisetum pedicellatum). If no spikelets are pedicelled, it could be P.polystachyon. P.polystachon has a yellowish inflorescence later on turning straw or brown, whereas P.pedicellatum has inflorescence in shades of pink turning brown.
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Grass for ID : Nasik : 301111 : AK-1: Growing wild by the roadside at Nasik on the 26th of Nov,11.

Height of the plant about two feet.


Pennisetum orientale


I think Pennisetum pedicellatum,

Similar plant has been discussed in detail in another thread


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grass purple from Hooghly 11/11/12 sk1: Found this remarkable grass beside railway tracks in Hooghly.

Species : UNKNOWN
H & H : height 1 foot to 3 feet; culm slim, branched, glabrous; leaves less than 15 cm x 1.2 cm; inflorescence 10 cm or longer
Date : 9/11/12, 2.35 p.m.
Place : Hooghly

Searched for purple or red pennisetum, found one, Pennisetum setaceum (Forssk.) Chiov. is it?


Also check Pennisetum pedicellatum.


This is Pennisetum pedicellatum, the spikelets match perfectly. The spikelets of Pennisetum setaceum are different.
Thank you very much.


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Grass for id from Bandhavgarh:
this grass flower was photographed in Bandhavgarh. Grasses are about 45-60 cm tall. actual flower is about 8-12 cm long
May I request you to please help in ID pl.


Recently i photographed a similar looking grass, it may be the same Pennisetum pedicellatum Trin. – efi thread.


Group of Pennisetum…


Yes it could be Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R.Br.


This is no doubt Pennisetum pedicellatum



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Plz id this grass: pa72 – 28dec2012: Plz id this grass seen flowering in Mankhurd region. It is around 6 foot in height.


looks like Pennisetum orientale


Pennisetum pedicellatumPl. open the bristles to reveal the spikelets. If one of the spikelets is pedicelled, then it is this species. If no spikelets are pedicelled, it could be P.polystachyon. P.polystachon has a yellowish inflorescence later on turning straw or brown, whereas P.pedicellatum has inflorescence in shades of pink turning brown. This one looks more like P.pedicellatum. However, confirm whether any pedicelled spikelets are hidden inside the bristles.


Thank you … for the detailed answer. It is bit difficult for me because i am not a botanist. I am attaching one more close-up photo that i have got. Can you plz look at it and give your comments if
posible. Thanks again.



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poaceae week : 1 image. 4 posts by 4 authors.

sending a picture of a grass from nandgaon


Yes looks like Pennisetum pedicellatum


Yes it is Pennisetum pedicellatum

Poaceae
¿ Pennisetum ?
Place, Altitude: Sangameshwar, Konkan, Maharashtra … about 40 ft asl
Date, Time: 20 DEC 08 … 04:51pm
Habitat: scrub vegetation
Habit: herb; perhaps 1 m (cannot recollect height)

Only these closeup views with no details may not be sufficient for ID
To my eyes, the inflorescence resembles Pennisetum (may not be this genus at all), the length of inflorescence however seems relatively less compared to that of Pennisetum setaceum.


Pennisetum pedicellatum



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Pennisetum sp. (?) from Assam: Attachments (9). 4 posts by 2 authors.
Attached images may be Pennisetum sp. (??). Please ID the sp.
Date :13.11.2013
Location: Assam
Family : Poaceae
Genus & species : Pennisetum sp. (??)
Habitat: Grows wild

Habit : Herb  


yes, it is p. sangunalis.


Pennisetum pedicellatum. Confirm by opening up the bristles to see if any of the spikelets inside are pedicelled. I have also seen this type of habit (growing in large showy clumps) of Pennisetum pedicellatum in Central India (Pachmarhi plateau), whereas in Kerala, the habit is more or less spreading in nature instead of clumps.

 


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Pennisetum purpureum Schumach. (??) from Assam : Attachments (11).  5 posts by 3 authors.
Attached images may be Pennisetum purpureum Schumach. (??). Please validate the sp.
Date :10.11.2013
Location: Assam
Family : Poaceae
Genus & species : Pennisetum purpureum Schumach. (??)
Habitat: Grows wild on hilly area
Habit : Herb

efi page on Pennisetum purpureum  


It does look like Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.


The decurrent wings on the rachis suggests that it is Pennisetum pedicellatum. There are two ways to confirm. Just take out one spikelet and press the lower part of the spikelet. If you see the upper floret disarticulating and throwing up, it is P.pedicellatum. Reconfirm by opening up the bristles to see whether any of the spikelets inside are pedicelled. Pl. send feedback after this experiment.


I am very happy to read you again after a long pause. This grass is from Assam, by … Thank you very much for taking care of this post. I agreed because of long awn on spikelets and long bristle at leaf base. But, now after reading this mail, spikelets seem to be more like P. pedicellatum than of P. purpureum. “Rachis” characteristic is too hard !
Thank you again for correcting me.

My pleasure …!. Just one correction that the spikelets of pennisetum are not ‘awned’ at all. All the structures you see around the spikelet are just bristles covering a group of spikelets. None of the Paniceae tribe have awns.


Thank you very much for correcting me again. I understand i have very vague idea over internal structure of plant anatomy. I wonder how botanists dissect small to tiny parts of a spikelet to get an inside view! I thought all hair like growth on spikelets are awn!



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ANDEC29 Poaceae for identification : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).

Nelliyampathy, Kerala
November 2014


Setaria faberi R.A.W.Herrm, an introduced quickly spreading grass.


it seems to be Pennisetum pedicellatum


Pennisetum pedicellatum



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ANOCT02/02 Grass for identification : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)

Family: Poaceae
Date: 25th October 2015
Place: Savandurga, Karnataka
Habit: Herb
Habitat: Scrub forest


Most probably Pennisetum purpureum?


Yes, tip of peduncle also looks hairy.


Apologies; not sure of specific id; Pennisetum sp.;


seems to be Pennisetum pedicellatum


Pennisetum pedicellatum



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ANNOV08/08 Grass for identification : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Family: Poaceae
Date: 31st October 2015
Place: Bangalore, Karnataka

Habit: Herb


Identified by … as Cenchrus sp.


Like the image -0033 for it’s clarity.
Bristles connate at base only, not forming a cup – suggest C.ciliaris.


efi page on Cenchrus ciliaris 


Pennisetum pedicellatum



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submission of another cenchrus for identification : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

It is a cultivated species of Cenchrus. Photographed at Hyderabad.


nice details but why is it cultivated? fodder? industrial?


I think ornamental.


It is Pennisetum pedicellatum very common in India.


Pennisetum pedicellatum 



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Grass for ID Anuppur, Madhya Pradesh NAW-NOV18-01 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Kindly identify this grass with pink flowerheads. Height upto 2 metres. Photographed in a farm in Anuppur district, Madhya Pradesh in November, 2018.

I think it’s Pennisetum purpureaum or other species; please check local floras.

Could it be Pennisetum pedicellatum?


Pennisetum pedicellatum



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060619AB1 ID – Pennisetum pedicellatum? : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

Identification please. Is this Pennisetum pedicellatum?
Date/Time- November 3, 2017; 12:35 PM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Eastern Melghat, 21°17.839′ N, 77°24.433′ E

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-  Herb; Grass
Height/Length- 3-5’ Height

Flowers – Pink


I think you’re right sir.


Yes it is Pennisetum pedicellatum


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On 2/11/08 in Bot. Gardens, Hyderabad, AP; near Rajgad, Pune in Nov 08; Bandhavgarh National Park- Nov’09; at Vruddheshwar  वृद्धेश्वर, Tahsil- Pathardi तालुका-पाथर्डी, Dist. Ahmadnagar अहमदनगर, Maharashtra- 08th January 2010; Kunthipuzha river- Silent valley Palakkad Kerala 24 Nov 2007; is it a Flower or Grass – indiantreepix | Google Groups

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Grass for ID : Bangalore : 07JAN20 : AK-13 : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)

A roadside grass seen in Bangalore last month (Dec. 2018)


Cenchrus sp,


Pennisetum pedicellatum


I feel it as Pennisetum orientale


Pennisetum orientale is slightly different from Pennisetum pedicellatum


Will check


 


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Grass id from Bilaspur : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)- 3 mb.

Request for Id of grass from Bilaspur. Photographed in May 2020.


Compare Cenchrus ciliaris

Pennisetum pedicellatum


Need help with id (Enneapogon?) : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

Black soil; bhopal; 3/10/2020

Pennisetum,


Check with Cenchrus also


Yes it is pennisetum spp. Thank you


Pennisetum pedicellatum – young inflorescence




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Need help with pink-flowered grass id : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)- around 800 kb each.

Bhopal; Black soil; 20/10/2020


Pennisetum


Pennisetum pedicellatum



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Request for I’d of a grass from Bilaspur. Photographed in Nocember, 2020.


Pennisetum sp. ???


Is it Pennisetum polystachion?


Cannot say in detail. It was just a guess.


Pennisetum pedicellatum


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Grass for ID : Nasik : 05JUL21 : AK- 01: 2 images.
Grass seen growing wild in Nasik in two different locations during Nov, 20.

To me both look the same.


Cenchrus sp. = Pennisetum


Pennisetum pedicellatum


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Grass for ID : Way to Nasik : 13JUL21 : AK-04:  3 images.
On the way to Nasik in the ghats.
Seen in November.


Pennisetum species ???  A guess


Does look like it.
Will wait for expert comments.

I think your similar species was already identified. Pl. check.
Was it P. purpuream?


The one I had posted recently was identified as Pennisetum pedicellatum by …
Could be the same.
I had posted this as it was a different location.

Pennisetum pedicellatum


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Grass for ID : Nasik : 27OCT21 : AK – 027: 5 images.
Wild grass seen along the road last week (27.10.21).


Pennisetum pedicellatum


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MS,Nov.,2021/15 Cenchrus sp. ? for id.: 2 images.
Location : Aizawl

Date : 16-11-2015
Habit : Grass
Habitat : Wild/ Cultivated

Pennisetum pedicellatum


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Grass for ID : Way to Mumbai : 29JUL21 : AK-14: (Mixed thread): 4 images.
I could see the flowering yesterday (3.11.21) while travelling on the same road (in the ghats while travelling to Mumbai).


The main grass seen is Pennisetum pedicellatum. But the earlier posts are not leaves of the same plant.


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MS,Nov.,2021/19 Pennisetum sp. for id.: 1 high res. image.
Location : Aizawl

Date : 01-11-2019
Habit : Annual or perennial grass
Habitat : Wild


Pennisetum pedicellatum



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