Cymbopogon caesius (Hook. & Arn.) Stapf

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Basionym : Andropogon caesius Hook. & Arn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cymbopogon caesius (Hook. & Arn.) Stapf
  • Common name : Kachi grass
  • Vernacular name : Sambarapullu (Malayalam); Kasigaddi, Kamanchi gaddi (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grasslands, foothills of deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : It yeilds an aromatic oil
  • Flower, Fruit : November-March
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy & B. Sadasivaiah
  • Collection Date : 02/10/2010
  • Collection Nos : FAP 40334
  • Collection Locality : Kalasamudram, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kolar district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
  • World Distribution : India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Arabia, East Africa, Sudan to South Africa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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=Cymbopogon caesius. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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