Dimeria ornithopoda Trin.

  • Family : POACEAE
    (Grass Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GHAS FAMILY (घास फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : POACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Dimeria ornithopoda var. khasiana Bor
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dimeria ornithopoda Trin.
  • Vernacular name : Khap-kurdi (Marathi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grasslands, rocky hills and road cuttings
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills up to 1400m. Also forming discrete patches on moist slopes.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerela
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Kolhapur district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : South India
  • World Distribution : Tropical Asia, India, Nepal, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; 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=Dimeria ornithopoda. Downloaded on 11 August 2022.

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