Arundo donax L.

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Arundo donax L.
  • Common name : Cana brava, Carrizo, Giant red, Wild cane
  • Vernacular name : Mudam pul (Tamil); Kakiveduru (Telugu); Oodappullu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Along banks of streams and backwaters
  • Flower, Fruit : August-June
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Kottayam district
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Aurangabad district, Bhandara district, Kolhapur district, Nagpur district, Pune district, Raigad district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Kendrapara district
    • Tamil Nadu : Common in plains and hills
  • Native : Tropical Asia
  • World Distribution : Mediterranean region eastwards to North Africa, India-Pakistan; introduced into many parts of the World
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; 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; 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=Arundo donax. Downloaded on 24 August 2019.

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