Cenchrus setigerus Vahl, Enum. Pl. Obs. 2: 395 (1806) (syn: Cenchrus bulbifer Hochst. ex Boiss.; Cenchrus ciliaris var. setigerus (Vahl) Maire & Weiller; Cenchrus montanus Nees ex Steud.; Cenchrus quinquevalvis Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.; Cenchrus schimperi Hochst. & Steud.; Cenchrus tripsacoides R.Br.; Cenchrus uniflorus Ehrenb. ex Boiss.; Pennisetum ciliare var. setigerum (Vahl) Leeke; Pennisetum setigerum (Vahl) Wipff; Pennisetum vahlii Kunth);
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Sahara to W. Indo-China and Tanzania: Algeria, Andaman Is., Burkina, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Gulf States, India, Iran, Kenya, Kuwait, Mauritania, Myanmar, Nicobar Is., Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Yemen; Introduced into: Brazil North, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, China South-Central, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Caledonia, Texas as per POWO;
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Perennial, forming clumps from a ± bulbous base; culms 5-80 cm high, geniculately ascending. Leaf-blades 2-20 cm long, 2-7 mm wide. Panicle 2-12 cm long; involucres cup-shaped, 3-7 mm long; inner spines short, flattened, connate for a quarter to half their length to form a cup, glabrous or obscurely puberulous and grooved on the face, occasionally sparsely ciliate on the margins, green to dark purple, antrorsely scaberulous, narrowly triangular at the tip; outer spines few, short, often suppressed, rarely almost as long as the inner. Spikelets 1-3 per burr, 3-5 mm long.
Flowering and fruiting: June-December
Grasslands
(Attributions: Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)
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Grass identification-2: 3 high res. images.
Habitat: Outer road side 

Habit: Annual herb
Loc- Kota Rajasthan
Date- 31july 2022

Cenchrus setigerus


 

 

 


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References:
POWO  Flora of China  Flora of Pakistan  FOP illustration  India Biodiversity Portal  Tropical Forages  Lucid Central

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