Aristida hystrix L. f.

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (Grass Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GHAS FAMILY (घास फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Poaceae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Aristida hystrix L. f.
  • Vernacular name :
    • Kusal, Matari (Marathi)
    • Pottapullu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Tropical moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on plains and lower slopes.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : All districts of Karnataka
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Chandrapur district, Dhule district, Nagpur district, Nanded district
    • Odisha : Sambalpur district
    • Punjab : Punjab
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4
    • N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka
    • B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons
    • Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan district
    • Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore
    • Rao & Razi, 1981 – Flora of Mysore
    • Manjunath et al., 2003 -Flora of Davanagere
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Aristida hystrix. Downloaded on 19 July 2024.

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