Echinochloa crus-galli (L.) P.Beauv.

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Echinochloa crus-galli var. breviseta (Döll) Neilr.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Echinochloa crus-galli (L.) P.Beauv.
  • Common name : Barnyard Millet, Cockspur Grass
  • Vernacular name : Bover, Pacad (Marathi); Oothupullu, Kavadapullu (Malayalam); Oodarulu (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Marshy areas
  • Comments / notes : A good source of fodder.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Kolar district, Bengaluru district, Chikkamagaluru district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Tumakuru district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Ernakulam district, Idukki district, Alappuzha district
    • Maharashtra : Aurangabad district, Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Chandrapur district, Dhule district, Kolhapur district, Osmanabad district, Parbhani district, Pune district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district
    • Odisha : Common
  • Native : Paleotropics
  • World Distribution : India, Southeast Asia and Africa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; 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; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan district; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi district; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere district; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • 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=Echinochloa crus-galli. Downloaded on 22 November 2019.

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