Panicum turgidum – Famine Foods

Panicum turgidum


Chad (central): grains eaten. Nigeria (Kano State, northern): seeds [sic] eaten. India (Rajasthan, western ): seeds eaten fried, or mixed with other grains e.g. Bajra (millet); used in bread-making.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
Forsk.; Hochst. ex Steud.
Chad (central) (Arabic): Timam ('The Twins '). Rajasthan (western): Murut
Soil type favored by plant - Chad (central): clayey; Rajasthan (western): sand dunes and sandy plains.

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