Murdannia semiteres (Dalzell) Sant.

 
  • Family : COMMELINACEAE
    (Spiderwort Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KANA FAMILY (काना फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : COMMELINACEAE
  • Basionym : Aneilema semiteres Dalzell
  • Synonym(s) : Murdannia juncoides (Wight) R.S.Rao & Kammathy; Dichaespermum juncoides Wight; Aneilema paniculatum Wall. ex C.B.Clarke
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Murdannia semiteres (Dalzell) Santapau
  • Common name : Little Glory
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Among sedges and grasses
  • Comments / notes : Rare on hills above 600 - 750m, on moist rocks and exposed slopes and along stream banks.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district
    • Telangana : Medak district, Mehboobnagar district, Ranga Reddy district
    • Karnataka : Shivamogga district, Vijayapura (Bijapur) district, Hassan district, Tumakuru district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district, Uttara Kannada district, Chikkamagaluru district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Bengaluru district, Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Akola district, Amravati district, Aurangabad district, Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Kolhapur district, Nashik district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Sambalpur district, Bargarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Tropical East Africa, Arabian Peninsula, Vietnam
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah, T., 1997. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 3.; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; emonocots .org; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Murdannia semiteres. Downloaded on 6 April 2020.

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