Aristida hystrix L. f.

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aristida hystrix L. f.
  • Vernacular name : Kusal, Matari (Marathi); Pottapullu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on plains and lower slopes.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : All districts of Karnataka
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Chandrapur district, Dhule district, Nagpur district, Nanded district
    • Odisha : Sambalpur district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • 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; 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; Rao & Razi, 1981 – Flora of Mysore; Manjunath et al., 2003 -Flora of Davanagere
  • 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=Aristida hystrix. Downloaded on 24 August 2019.

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