Scleria terrestris (L.) Fassett

 
  • Family : CYPERACEAE
    (Sedge Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BARA-NAGAR-MOTHA FAMILY (बड़ा नागर मोथा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : CYPERACEAE
  • Basionym : Zizania terrestris L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Scleria terrestris (L.) Fassett
  • Vernacular name : Ellarukki (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Semi-Evergreen forests and deciduous forests as undergrowth
  • Comments / notes : Occasional as clumps; often on hills about 1300m by river banks and marshes
  • Flower, Fruit : February-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Sindhudurg district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout
  • World Distribution : Tropical & sub-Tropical Asia and N. Australia
  • 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; 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.
  • 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=Scleria terrestris. Downloaded on 8 July 2020.

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