Fuirena ciliaris (L.) Roxb.

 
  • 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) : Fuirena ciliaris (L.) Roxb.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Marshy areas in grasslands and paddy fields and dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills above 250m, sometimes gregarious in perennially moist ground, river banks, fallow fields or as a weed in arable lands.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-February
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 15/11/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-220
  • Collection Locality : Batrepalli, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Bhandara district, Chandrapur district, Kolhapur district, Nagpur district, Nashik district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Throughout Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Kanyakumari district, Madurai district, Ramanathapuram district, Salem district, Tiruvallur district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tiruvannamalai district
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, Southeast Asia, Malaysia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; 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 District; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore District; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Flora of Udupi District; 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=Fuirena ciliaris. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.

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