Brachiaria ramosa (L.) Stapf

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Brachiaria ramosa (L.) Stapf
  • Vernacular name : Kadubharagu hullu (Kannada); Chapar, Chapsura (Marathi); Veduru gaddi (Telugu); Chamapothaval
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grasslands and moist deciduous forests, roadsides and wastelands
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills from lower slopes to 1050m. Common as a weed of cultivation.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district
    • Kerala : All disricts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : All disricts of Maharashtra
  • Native : Tropical Asia, Southern Africa
  • World Distribution : Senegal, Yemen, Malawi, South Africa, Pakistan, India and Tropical Asia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • 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; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1.; 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=Brachiaria ramosa. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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