Cyperus squarrosus L.

 
  • 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 squarrosus (L.) C.B. Clake
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cyperus squarrosus L.
  • Common name : Bearded flat Sedge
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Often on plains to about 1200m.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-November
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh and Sankara Rao; Hooper, Saldanha; P.Prakash, Sreenath
  • Collection Date : 19/11/2014; 26-11-1971; 21-09-1978
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0181; HFP 2550; HFP 2783
  • Collection Locality : Palamaner forest range, Chittoor district (AP); Nagpuri, Hassan (KA); Kendatti Hills, Kolar (KA)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Ballari district, Vijayapura (Bijapur) district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Kolar district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Tumakuru district, Udupi district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district, Amravati district, Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Dhule district, Kolhapur district, Nagpur district, Nashik district, Osmanabad district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district, Yavatmal district
    • Odisha : Fairly common as weed
    • Tamil Nadu : Plains from the coast, to 1200m
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, Asia, Australia, South Canada through U.S.A, tropical America and Chile
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; 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; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan dist.; Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga dist.; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • 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 squarrosus. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.

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