Arthraxon hispidus (Thunb.) Makino

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Arthraxon micans (Nees) Hochst.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Arthraxon hispidus (Thunb.) Makino
  • Vernacular name : Vanguaria, Vanguarin (Marathi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests and grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Very common throughout shaded places.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-March
  • Collector(s) Name : F.M.Jarrett & T.P.Ramamoorthy; C.J.Saldanha & P.Prakash; S.R.Ramesh & Raja Keshava Murthy
  • Collection Nos : HFP 923, HFP 985, KFP 3408, KFP 4082
  • Collection Locality : Bisle Ghat (Hassan); Kittur (Dharwad); Dattatreya peetha (Chikmagalur)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Davanagare district, Dharwad district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Tumakuru district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
  • World Distribution : India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; 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.
  • 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=Arthraxon hispidus. Downloaded on 17 August 2019.

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