Cymbopogon flexuosus (Steud.) Watson

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Basionym : Andropogon flexuosus Nees ex Steud.
  • Synonym(s) : Andropogon nardus L. var. flexuosus (Nees ex Steud.) Hack.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cymbopogon flexuosus (Nees ex Steud.) W.Watson
  • Common name : Ginger Grass, East Indian lemon grass, Lemon grass, Malabar or Cochin Lemongrass, Indian Lemongrass
  • Vernacular name : Chukkunaripullu, Malabar-grass, Inchipullu, Theruvappullu, Thailappullu, Vevvapullu (Malayalam); Dhanantri, Dhanwantri (Oria); Bodagaddi (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests and grasslands, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Rare
  • Flower, Fruit : November-March
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 25/10/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-187
  • Collection Locality : Tirumala Hills, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Bhandara district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Dhenkanal district, Nuapada district, Kalhandi district, Ganjam district, Bargarh district, Bolangir district, Khurda district
  • World Distribution : India, Southeast Asia
  • 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; 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; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state – Monocotyledons; 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 flexuosus. Downloaded on 22 November 2019.

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