Rhynchospora wightiana Steud.

 
  • 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) : Rhynchospora wightiana (Nees) Steud.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Marshy areas in grasslands
  • Flower, Fruit : September-January
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district, Udupi district, Ballari district, Dakshina Kannada district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Alappuzha district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Chandrapur district, Kolhapur district, Nagpur district, Nashik district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Kalhandi district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills, Kalrayan Hills, Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Chitteri Hills, Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills, Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state – Monocotyledons; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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=Rhynchospora wightiana. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.

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