Apluda mutica L.

  • Family : POACEAE
    (Grass Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GHAS FAMILY (घास फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : POACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Apluda mutica L.
  • Vernacular name : Moongil pul (Tamil); Ghagara, Holera, Kharwel, Phulia, Tambat (Marathi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous and scrub forests, also in plains and wastelands
  • Comments / notes : Common on gravelly soil along river banks and water courses. Abundant on hills.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh& K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 26/10/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0395
  • Collection Locality : Tirumal Hills, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : All districts of Andhra Pradesh
    • Telangana : All districts of Telangana
    • Karnataka : Bagalkot district, Bengaluru district, Belagavi district, Ballari district, Bidar district, Vijayapura (Bijapur) district, Chamarajanagar district, Chikkamagaluru district, Chikkaballapur district, Chitradurga district, Dakshina Kannada district, Davanagare district, Dharwad district, Gadag district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Hassan district, Haveri district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Kolar district, Koppal district, Mandya district, Mysuru district, Raichur district, Ramanagara district, Shivamogga district, Tumakuru district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district, Yadgir district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Odisha : All districts
  • World Distribution : Arabia and Socotra; throughout Tropical Asia, Pakistan, India, Australia and New Caledonia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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.
  • 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=Apluda mutica. Downloaded on 8 August 2022.

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