Cyperus paniceus (Rottb.) Boeckeler

 
  • Family : CYPERACEAE
    (Sedge Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BARA-NAGAR-MOTHA FAMILY (बड़ा नागर मोथा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : CYPERACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Mariscus paniceus (Rottb.) Vahl
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cyperus paniceus (Rottb.) Boeckeler
  • Vernacular name : Poongorai (Tamil)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Degraded forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on plains and hills.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-November
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district, Kolhapur district, Nagpur district, Nashik district, Pune district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district, Yavatmal district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district
    • Tamil Nadu : Plains and hills
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; 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.
  • 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 paniceus. Downloaded on 6 April 2020.

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