Desmostachya bipinnata (L.) Stapf

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Desmostachya bipinnata (L.) Stapf
  • Common name : Sacrificial grass
  • Vernacular name : Darbha, Kusha (Marathi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Sandy areas, also grown occasionally
  • Flower, Fruit : July-October
  • Collection Locality : Similipahar, Mayurbhanj District
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Vijayapura (Bijapur) district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Chandrapur district, Nagpur district, Nashik district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Common
    • Tamil Nadu : Common
  • World Distribution : Indo-China, North and tropical Africa, Pakistan
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • 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; 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=Desmostachya bipinnata. Downloaded on 14 November 2019.

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