Cyperus distans L.f.

 
  • Family : CYPERACEAE
    (Sedge Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BARA-NAGAR-MOTHA FAMILY (बड़ा नागर मोथा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : CYPERACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cyperus distans L.f.
  • Common name : Slender Cyperus
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Along banks of streams, also in wastelands
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills about 1200m.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Bengaluru district, Chikkamagaluru district, Davanagare district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Dhule district, Kolhapur district, Pune district, Raigad district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Ganjam district, Mayurbhanj district, Puri district, Khurda district, Kalhandi district, Nayagarh district
  • Native : Pantropical
  • World Distribution : Tropical & sub-tropical regions of both hemispheres
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; 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; Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 – Flora of Mysore; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere
  • 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=Cyperus distans. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.

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