Cymbopogon martini (Roxb.) Wats.

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (Grass Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GHAS FAMILY (घास फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : POACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cymbopogon martini (Roxb.) W.Watson
  • Common name : Roha grass, Rusa grass, Geranium grass, Palmarosa, Lemon grass
  • Vernacular name : Gandhabel, Rusa-ghas (Hindi); Harehullu (Oria); Rohisha (Sanskrit); Rosha (Marathi); Sambarapullu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills, about 600-1000m
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Kadapa district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Bargarh district, Bolangir district, Ganjam district
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in most parts of the world
  • 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 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; 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 martini. Downloaded on 7 June 2020.

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