Axonopus compressus (Sw.) P.Beauv.

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Axonopus compressus (Sw.) P.Beauv.
  • Common name : Carpet Grass, Broad-leaved carpetgrass, Buffalo Grass
  • Vernacular name : Kaalappullu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests and grasslands, also in paddy fields
  • Comments / notes : Popularly known as Carpet grass. Often on hills above 1000m
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district
    • Karnataka : Davanagare district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Pune district, Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district
    • Tamil Nadu : On hills above 1000m.
  • World Distribution : Tropics and sub-tropics
  • Literature : 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; Pullaiah, T., 1997. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 3; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan district; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi district; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • 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=Axonopus compressus. Downloaded on 19 August 2019.

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