Diplachne fusca (L.) Stapf

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Leptochloa fusca (L.) Kunth
  • Vernacular name : Chamapullu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Salt marshes, muddy wastelands and paddy fields, and mangrove forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on plains towards the coast
  • Flower, Fruit : September-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district
    • Kerala : Ernakulam district, Alappuzha district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Satara district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Common
    • Tamil Nadu : Common
  • World Distribution : Tropical & sub-Tropical regions of the Old World
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; 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=Diplachne fusca. Downloaded on 22 November 2019.

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