Aristida setacea Retz.

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (Grass Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GHAS FAMILY (घास फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : POACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aristida setacea Retz.
  • Common name : Broom Grass
  • Vernacular name : Dodda hanchi hullu, Parke hullu (Kannada); Mothi-Kusal (Marathi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist and dry deciduous forests and grasslands, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : On plains and lower hill slopes.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : K. R. K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : Sep., 2010
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-224
  • Collection Locality : Kalasamudram RF, Anantapur district
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Kurnool district
    • Karnataka : All districts of Karnataka
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Amravati district, Bhandara district, Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Buldhana district, Chandrapur district, Dhule district, Kolhapur district, Nagpur district, Nashik district, Pune district, Ratnagiri district, Sindhudurg district, Yavatmal district
    • Odisha : Common
    • Tamil Nadu : Common
  • Native : India to Mascarene Islands
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mascarene Islands
  • 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; 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; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 – Flora of Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi; 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 setacea. Downloaded on 6 April 2020.

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