Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.
  • Common name : Crab Grass, Fowl-foot grass, Goosegrass
  • Vernacular name : Madhulika (Sanskrit); Mahar-nachni (Marathi); Kattuthina, raahi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : In Plains in the open areas, roadsides and wastelands
  • Comments / notes : On hills and slopes; common weed
  • Flower, Fruit : June-February
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh &k. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 26/10/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0133
  • Collection Locality : Bakrapeta, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Common
    • Karnataka : Common
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Odisha : Common
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Kanyakumari district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : Paleotropics
  • World Distribution : Tropics and sub-tropics
  • 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=Eleusine indica. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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