Dactyloctenium aegyptium (L.) P.Beauv.

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dactyloctenium aegyptium (L.) Willd.
  • Common name : Egyptian Grass, Egyptian Finger Grass, Crow foor grass
  • Vernacular name : Kadu ragi hullu, Konana tale hullu (Kannada); Takrahva (Sanskrit); Ganuku gaddi (Telugu); Kavarapullu, Kakkakalan pullu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Marshy lands and open areas
  • Comments / notes : Often on plains to about 1000m.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : All districts of Andhra Pradesh
    • Telangana : Nalgonda district, Khammam district, Mehboobnagar district
    • Karnataka : All districts of Karnataka
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Odisha : All disricts of Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : South America
  • World Distribution : Old World Tropics
  • 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; 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=Dactyloctenium aegyptium. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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