Eragrostis japonica (Thunb.) Trin.

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Eragrostis diarrhena (Schult. & Schult.f.) Steud
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Eragrostis japonica (Thunb.) Trin.
  • Vernacular name : Chiksi (Marathi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Along banks of streams and weed of cultivated lands
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in plains and by marshes.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-May
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy; Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 09-12-2010; 02-01-2016
  • Collection Nos : FAP 41974; HJCB-E-339
  • Collection Locality : Gollalaguduru, Kadapa district (AP); Mobbuchintalapalle, Kadapa district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kolar district, Bengaluru district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
  • Native : Tropical Africa, Asia
  • World Distribution : India, Pakistan, Southeast Asia, tropical South Africa and Australia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; 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; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District
  • 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=Eragrostis japonica. Downloaded on 22 November 2019.

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