tall grass ID from Hooghly 24/6/12 SK

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surajit koley

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Jun 24, 2012, 1:44:55 PM6/24/12
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Sir / Madam,

This grass is around 6 feet or a little bit more tall. It is often cultivated, not for grains but, i think, for fodder. It is called GAMA (গমা) grass in Bengali. Is it a Sorghum species?

species : UNKNOWN
Habit and habitat : 6 feet or little more, cultivated species, looks somewhat like maize plant
Date : 23/6/12, 2.10 p.m.
Place : Hooghly, West Bengal

Thank you & Regards,

Surajit Koley

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Giby Kuriakose

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Jun 24, 2012, 1:56:14 PM6/24/12
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Looks like  Coix lacryma-jobi


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surajit koley

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Jun 24, 2012, 2:08:19 PM6/24/12
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Thank you Giby Sir for the ID. That means it produces those shiny beautiful grains... will have to follow up the grass.

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surajit

Rohit Patel

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Jun 25, 2012, 12:11:59 AM6/25/12
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I think, attached image is not of Coix but may be of Sorghrum sp. 


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kamasani narasimhareddy

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Jun 25, 2012, 12:20:48 AM6/25/12
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Yes i agree with Rohit patel. It may be a Sorghum vulgare cultivar.

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surajit koley

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Jun 25, 2012, 11:31:48 AM6/25/12
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Thank you Sir for the ID suggestion, i will try to get more data on it, like seeds, leaf size etc.

Regards,

Surajit Koley


On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 9:41 AM, Rohit Patel <rmpec...@gmail.com> wrote:

surajit koley

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Jun 25, 2012, 11:37:25 AM6/25/12
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Thank you Sir for the probable ID, i wish to collect more data on it in coming days.

Regards,

Surajit Koley

surajit koley

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Jun 26, 2012, 3:43:53 PM6/26/12
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Sir,

I have recorded more images of this grass today (26-June-2012). The data i could collect from local -
  • this grass is grown only to be used as cattle fodder
  • the local believe is that the root of this grass is poisonous and they cut the grass leaving about 6 to 8 inches above the ground level
  • roots and seeds are discarded
  • they collect seeds form Govt. Agri dept.
  • avg. leaf size = 111 cm X 6.8 cm
  • culm looks like sugarcane
Attaching the newly recorded images.
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Nidhan Singh

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Jul 3, 2012, 10:30:50 AM7/3/12
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This is a much used fodder in our area known as "Jowar" definitely Sorghum vulgare ...as suggested..


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surajit koley

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Jul 3, 2012, 12:36:38 PM7/3/12
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Thank you very much Nidhan Sir, attaching some more photographs in my next mail, following immediately.

Regards,

surajit

surajit koley

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Jul 3, 2012, 12:37:22 PM7/3/12
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Sir,

I have taken some more photos of the grass, today. Also attaching some more pics of another grass spike, collected by one of my friends from another place in Hooghly. This second set of photographs are prefixed as "set2".

Thank you & Regards,

Surajit Koley
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